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Jets General Manager Joe Douglas Responds to Denzel Mims Trade Request



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The New York Jets did not end up moving disgruntled wide receiver Denzel Mims ahead of roster cuts, and it does not seem that they are close to doing so, but Jets general manager Joe Douglas is chiming in about the current situation with Mims.

Douglas said that the Jets “fielded come calls” from teams about Mims, but “ultimately nothing materialized. Especially anything we would consider the right value for a player of Denzel’s talent and ability” Douglas continued (via Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic).

Reports circulated that the Carolina Panthers were one team with interest in Mims.

Douglas talked about Mims demand.

“I wouldn’t say he wants to be somewhere else. He wants to play,” Douglas said. “He wants to start. Denzel is very confident. He’s voiced that he feels he should be a starter. Ultimately, we want a team full of guys that feel like they should be the No. 1 guy. But Denzel loves the Jets, Denzel is a great person, a high-level competitor, and I think it wasn’t him wanting to be somewhere else, it’s him wanting to play more.”

“We have to do what’s best for the New York Jets,” Douglas said. “We have to do what’s right by the player and what’s right for the team. Keeping Denzel, we have a great room. We have a very cool room of wide receivers and Denzel is a big part of that.”


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