Sean McVay, Les Snead share insight on Ndamukong Suh's visit with Rams

Johnson told reporters that pursuing Suh, "wasn't keeping with our long-term plan". Only time will tell when it comes to Suh finally making his decision, but at least with this news surrounding the Jets, the Rams have to be feeling good heading into the final week of March.

The owner decided Suh was not a fit in NY after meeting with general manager Mike Maccagnan, Sports Illustrated reports. Thanks to head coach Sean McVay, their offense did a complete 180-degree turn in just one season as they led the league in scoring a year ago.

Jets owner Christopher Johnson told reporters at the National Football League owners meetings in Orlando on Sunday that the team has withdrawn its offer to the free-agent defensive tackle.

"I don't normally talk about discussions with players and contracts", Maccagnan said.

The Suh sweepstakes now appear to be down to the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.


Johnson, though, said on Sunday that "our thinking just changed a bit" on Suh.

As Maccagnan noted, acting owner Christopher Johnson and coach Todd Bowles were part of the process with Suh, though this was ultimately a Maccagnan/Johnson call.

The staff felt that Suh, 31, could be a valuable addition, a disruptive player who could draw extra blockers. They've been emphasizing youth during free agency, and Suh's age likely was a turnoff.

It was a great sign that he canceled his trip to Oakland, eliminating another potential landing spot for Suh.

"Saying I stepped in is somewhat overstating the case", Johnson said. NFL.com later said the Jets made the "biggest offer," adding, "Suh would have to take less to go to the other teams ... which he may do".


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