The Star-Ledger reports that the Jets have released WR Laveranues Coles, but both sides are leaving open the possibility of his return.
- “We didn’t leave on bad terms,” Coles said. “It’s not out of the question that I could come back.
- “I look at it as a long-term thing,” he said. “It’s something my agent (Roosevelt Barnes) and I (discussed) for a long time. I trust my agent. He’s been in my corner for a long time. He gave me his opinion. He said he truly believed we could get a long-term deal on the open market and I took his word for it.
- “I want to go somewhere where I can finish my career. I don’t want to bounce from team to team. I hope to play another three or four years.”
But if Coles doesn’t return to the Jets, where could the receiver land? One of the most obvious destinations would be Jacksonville, where Coles maintains a residence. The Jaguars could use some receivers after releasing enigmatic Jerry Porter. The Dolphins could be another team of interest, pairing Coles with former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington.