Multiple teams, including the New York Jets, have interest in former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa, according to reports.
Benson Mayowa may be on his way to the New York Jets. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Jets were to meet with the free agent defensive end on Monday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018
Mayowa was released last week by the Dallas Cowboys. He has a disappointing one sack and 13 tackles in 14 games with the Cowboys last season.
The 26-year-old University of Iowa product was released last week by the Dallas Cowboys. He’s coming off a disappointing season that saw him record just one sack and 13 tackles over 14 games with the Cowboys in 2017.
Mayowa, who won a Super Bowl with Seattle in 2013, will be entering his fourth season in the NFL. In 57 career games (11 starts), he’s recorded 52 tackles, nine sacks, and two forced fumbles.
The Jets are searching for a pass-rushing end who can replace Muhammad Wilkerson, who was released in late February. Mayowa can help to fill this hole.
While the two sides met, Mayowa left without a deal, according to Newsday‘s Calvin Watkins.
Benson Mayowa leaves the Jets and will now visit the Redskins tomorrow according to a source.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 12, 2018
If Mayowa does not sign with the Jets on Monday, he has a scheduled meeting with the Washington Redskins Tuesday. Interestingly enough, the Redskins are meeting with Wilkerson on Monday night, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
DL Muhammed Wilkerson having dinner with some #Redskins staff members tonight, I'm told. I recommend Carlyle Grand in Crystal City. One of my favorites, near the Pentagon.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 12, 2018
The Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks also have interest in scheduling a meeting with Mayowa if he remains unsigned.
Meeting with Mayowa doesn’t necessarily change that, but clearly, Maccagnan believes that the team could use some additional talent up front.