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Jets Meeting With Ex Chargers' Receiver

The New York Jets may have solved several of their more important positions of need, but there's still one that needs to be addressed. Luckily, the best available player seems open to the idea of Gang Green being a possible destination.
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The New York Jets have already solved their offensive line problems.

Now, the organization is looking to address its hole at wide receiver.

On the same day the organization announced they signed All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith to a one-year deal, Sheena Quick of FOX Sports reported that the organization will have wide receiver Mike Williams in for a visit.

Chargers' WR Mike Williams (81)

Williams, 29, is coming off a lost season after suffering a torn ACL and was released by the Los Angeles Chargers as a salary cap casualty. He has caught over 300 passes for 4,806 yards and 31 touchdowns. After being the second-best option on a receiving core led by Keenan Allen and quarterbacked by Justin Herbert, Williams is looking for a new home.

The Jets won’t be the only team Williams meets with, though.

As part of his free agency plan, the Clemson product is scheduled to meet with the Panthers on Tuesday - a day after he meets with the Jets.

Should New York and Williams find common ground, a deal could be reached before his visit to Carolina.

New York is expected to be looking for a big-body receiver to pair with former Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson. The Jets have opened up a further need at the position with the reinstatement release of Corey Davis, while also shopping Allen Lazard just a year into his four-year contract.

Williams certainly has injury concerns, but he would be a far more talented player than Davis or Lazard combined.

It’s why the Jets are wasting no time trying to bring him on.