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Keenan Allen says Jets were involved in trade talks for receiver

The Jets are meeting with former Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams next week. They also had conversations about another former Chargers wide receiver who is now in the Midwest.

New Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen spoke to the media for the first time since being traded to Chicago for a fourth-round pick and noted that the Jets and Houston Texans also had talks regarding the wide receiver.

It’s important to note here that, according to The Athletic’s Dianna Russini, the Jets only had simple conversations regarding Allen. There were no serious offers made by the Jets. The Texans, however, were close to landing Allen. In the end, the Bears made the best offer to the Chargers.

The Jets would have owed Allen $23.1 million this season, including a $5 million roster bonus. The Jets do need a second wide receiver, so it’s interesting they at least put feelers out there for Allen. Could that be a sign they’re ready to strike on Williams if they get the opportunity? We’ll find out perhaps as early as next week.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire