The New York Jets are looking to a seasoned free agent for help on the offensive line.
Pro Bowl tackle Duane Brown will visit the Jets on Saturday, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports.
Brown, 36, has spent the past four and a half seasons in Seattle and is the top offensive lineman left on the market. A first-round pick by the Texans in 2008, Brown has made five Pro Bowls, including last season, and was a first-team All-Pro in 2012. Brown started all 17 games for the Seahawks in 2021, but they selected Charles Cross in the first round.
If he comes to New York, Brown would be the second big-name veteran to sign with the Jets in the past two weeks, following Kwon Alexander, who joined Gang Green on July 29.
Brown is arrested At Los Angeles International Airport in early July, he allegedly carried a hidden gun in his luggage.
New York’s search for a big-name offensive line addition in August showed it wanted to build depth, but also questioned the Jets’ confidence in their book-end options — George Fant at left tackle, Mekie Beckton at right tackle. Becton was recently transferred to RT after returning from a physically incapable roster. The third-year offensive lineman has battled injuries early in his career.
Protecting second-year signalman Zach Wilson is critical in 2022, and the Jets are relentlessly seeking stability on the offensive line.