Free agent center Travis Swanson had a free agent visit with the Jets on Friday. The team announced the visit on Twitter.
UFA center Travis Swanson has visited with the team. pic.twitter.com/d7pdwhv75l— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 30, 2018
Swanson is 27 and was a third round pick by Detroit in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Rumors of the Jets’ potential interest in Swanson began before the start of free agency. Here is what SB Nation’s Lions site had to say about him.
Swanson has had an up-and-down career with the Lions since drafted in the third round back in 2014. Though he has been the bonafide starter at center for the past three years, his performance has been inconsistent. Most concerning, however, has been the concussions, which have ended his season early two years in a row now.
Swanson would likely profile as a backup interior lineman.
I am generally agnostic about free agents at this time of the year. There aren’t many difference-makers available, but teams need to fill out their roster for training camp. Swanson could conceivably be an upgrade over Jonotthan Harrison as the backup center so I wouldn’t have a major objection as long as the contract was cheap.