Despite training camp preparing to kick off, there's still player movement happening around the league. Wednesday brought news of the latest veteran who appears to be headed elsewhere, as it was revealed the New York Jets will part ways with wide receiver Denzel Mims, either through trade or a release.
The Jets would obviously love to get something back for the former second-round pick, and it turns out they've called the Dallas Cowboys to see if they'll be the team to help them recoup at least some of this sunk cost.
Denzel Mims Trade Rumors
Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated reports the Jets are asking the Cowboys for a "conditional" seventh-round pick in exchange for Mims. This would likely involve some kind of optimistic incentive that the wideout must hit in order for the pick to convey, which could ultimately make this a completely free flyer for the 'Boys to take.
The past three years have not gone as Mims or the Jets had hoped. He posted underwhelming marks of 23 receptions and 357 yards as a rookie, yet those numbers remain his career highs. In fact, he's recorded a combined 19 receptions and 319 yards over the past two seasons after falling out of the WR rotation.
While Mims has been a downright bust, that doesn't mean he's not worth checking out. He has a great frame at 6-foot-3 and 207 pounds, providing the kind of big-bodied threat that Dak Prescott doesn't currently have at wideout. It's not like Mims isn't capable of producing, either; this is a player who posted 2,900 receiving yards and 28 TDs during his final three years of college at nearby Baylor.
At just 25 years old, Mims still has a ton of football ahead of him and potential that could be waiting to be unleashed. The Cowboys would be smart to take the Jets up on their offer given it's a deal that comes with the lowest risk possible.
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