Rex Ryan addressed the Adalius Thomas issue at his Friday afternoon press conference, saying "we'll always listen to anything" while adding that it's a "safe" assumption the Jets would wait for the market to establish itself before reaching out to the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker. Thomas spent his first seven seasons in Baltimore, where Ryan served as the Ravens' defensive coordinator before taking over the Jets. "If you're just going to take a defensive end, or an inside linebacker, or an outside linebacker, then he's not going to be quite as effective," Ryan said of Thomas. "If you can use him all over the place as a defensive end, an inside linebacker, and outside backer, a safety, he's special. We'll see. "I think with him we'll end up first in the league in defense, and without him we'll end up first in the league in defense. If we get him, great. (But) I'm not worried about him, he's not on our team."
Jets Biding Time On Adalius Thomas