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Report: Robby Anderson likely to leave Jets in free agency

Robby Anderson

The New York Jets appear poised to lose a key piece of their offense in free agency.

Wide receiver Robby Anderson is likely to depart the team, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic. This largely comes down to the contract he’s likely to demand on the open market. While the Jets would be happy to sign Anderson to a deal around the four years and $40 million that DeVante Parker got from the Miami Dolphins, league sources expect Anderson to get a deal around $13 to $15 million a year.

Anderson is a good young receiver who’s been stuck in a mediocre Jets offense. He does, however, have yet to get a 1,000-yard season, coming close with 941 yards in 2017. That’s not entirely Anderson’s fault, but it’s a reason the Jets will shy away from paying him like a No. 1 receiver.

The Jets are trying to build a contender this offseason, but losing a key piece like Anderson won’t help. It may be why the Jets prove hesitant to trade another key offensive player no matter what their front office says.

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