Benson Mayowa
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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’s Ian Rapoport, the Jets were to meet with the free agent defensive end on Monday.

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.

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.

The Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks also have interest in scheduling a meeting with Mayowa if he remains unsigned.

According to Newsday‘s Calvin Watkins, Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said at the NFL Combine two weeks ago that the defensive line wasn’t a major need.

Meeting with Mayowa doesn’t necessarily change that, but clearly, Maccagnan believes that the team could use some additional talent up front.

Chris "Cruise" Milholen grew up and still lives in Bergen County, NJ. He is a huge fan of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Yankees. Chris is currently a student at Montclair State University (Class of 2020) studying Television and Digital Media with a concentration in Sports Media and Journalism and minoring in Sociology. Chris is a sports columist for ElitesportsNY covering the Brooklyn Nets and National/International basketball news. Chris is also a sports columnist for FanSided (Nothin' But Nets) and The Montclarion Newspaper.