Jamal Adams Reportedly Skipping Jets OTAs, Fueling Trade Speculation as Draft Nears

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New York Jets star safety Jamal Adams is reportedly declining to join the team's voluntary OTAs, held "virtually" this year due to the coronavirus.

The All-Pro defensive back was not expected to participate, reported Adam Schefter of ESPN. He noted that the Jets had not expressed interest in signing Adams to an extension this offseason.

Schefter also added that Adams "might be a name to monitor again during draft week" after the Jets had reportedly entertained offers for Adams prior to last season's October trade deadline.

The negotiating has gone on publicly for months as Adams angles to join the league's top-paid safeties, an episode harkening back to Darrelle Revis' unfortunate departure from the team over salary disputes.

Adam is under team control for two more years under his rookie contract, one guaranteed and a fifth-year team option.

On Thursday, one of Jets GM Joe Douglas' friends suggested he could see the Jets trading back in the draft.

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Douglas might want to move off the 11th pick and recoup a crop of picks in a class that is considered deep, the New York Post reported.

Whether such a deal could involve Adams is unclear, but it could be insight into the Jets' thinking should they decide to move on.