New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims, who is frustrated with his lack of opportunities, has requested a trade and officially informed the organization of his request, according to a statement released by his agent.
Mims’ agent, Ron Slavin met with Jets general manager Joe Douglas to express Mims’ concerns and the receiver shared strong feelings with coach Robert Saleh in private meetings at training camp, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
“It’s just time,” Slavin said. “Denzel has tried in good faith, but it is clear he does not have a future with the Jets. Denzel vowed to come back better than ever this season and he worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given very few opportunities to work with the starting offense and get into a groove with them.
“We feel at this point a trade is our only option since the Jets have repeatedly told us they will not be releasing him. Joe Douglas has always done right by Denzel and we trust that he will make every effort to find him a new home where he can be a contributor.”
Mims only played 11 games for the Jets last season, hauling in 8 passes for 133 yards.