A sleeper free agent for the Jets

Dallas DE Chris Canty

There is so much talk about how the Jets are going to attempt to sign one of the Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker (Ray Lewis or Bart Scott) in free agency, but here is another guy they might throw big bucks at –

Dallas Cowboy free agent defensive end Chris Canty is the prototypical 3-4 end, and the Jets could use another player at this position.

He is a huge dude at 6-7, 300 pounds, and has been playing in the 3-4 for eight years now – four seasons with Dallas and four at Virginia under Al Groh.

"Chris is one of the most energetic, enthusiastic, intense, passionate players I have ever coached," said Groh.

Canty has the perfect build and mentality for the 3-4 end position. He's terrific at tying up linemen allowing the linebackers to make plays, but he also makes plenty of plays as well.

Canty is a very good run defender and is very talented at disrupting pass lanes and blocking passes with his long arms.

He's also really smart. He played his senior season as a graduate student at Virginia.

Canty, the son of an ordained minister, also has great character.

Shaun Ellis and Kenyon Coleman are solid players, but the Jets could use a dominating player at the position, and Canty has the potential to be another Ty Warren.

And you get the sense that Rex Ryan will use Ellis in more rushing situations like he used end Trevor Price in Baltimore.

So this would create even more of a need for a 3-4 end to do the dirty work.

And the massive Canty, who was born in the Bronx, would be a smart free agent addition for the Jets.

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