A few days after trade deadline rumors led to a rift between the Jets and star safety Jamal Adams, things are starting to improve.
Adams, who the Jets were receiving calls on and who later confirmed his desire to be traded to the Cowboys if a deal went down, spoke with team owner Christopher Johnson on Friday, with Adams referring to him afterward as "very genuine and authentic."
"Me and Mr. Johnson are really close," Adams said. "I have a lot of respect for him. ... that was the guy that i was comfortable with talking to. ... he cares not just about football players. He cares for you as a person."
Asked when he would speak with GM Joe Douglas and head coach Adam Gase, Adams said that he will "eventually."
"Apparently I'm in my feelings," Adams deadpanned.
Adams said earlier this week that his "feelings were definitely hurt" and that he wouldn't be talking to Douglas until the situation cooled down. He added that Douglas & Co. had tried to reach out to him, but said he was not ready to talk.
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Shortly after the deadline passed, Adams went on his social media platforms to say that he told Douglas he wanted to remain in New York, yet the Jets were still shopping him. Douglas denied that the Jets were shopping Adams, or any of the other players mentioned like Le'Veon Bell and Robby Anderson.
Douglas instead classified it as listening to offers.
"I woke up Monday morning and I kinda found out through a couple reliable people I have a lot of trust in that I was being shopped around," Adams said on Wednesday. "At the end of the day, I know [Douglas] has a job to do and I respect it. I hold myself in a high regard. I've done everything they've asked me to do since I've been here for the three years. I didn't take that lightly, I really didn't. When my agent called me and told me what was going on, it definitely hurt me. I hold myself at a high level."
The meeting between Adams, head coach Adam Gase and Douglas before the deadline was one the Pro Bowl safety believed went well. However, it appears they didn't see eye to eye at the end of the day.
"I went up and talked to them. I talked to coach Gase and Joe Douglas and the meeting went well in my eyes," Adams said. "I took it one way and obviously I was being shopping Monday so I don't really know. Like I said, the meeting went well, we were on the same page, and I guess they thought something different when the time came."
Adams said numerous times earlier this week that he will continue being the player -- and leader -- the Jets expect him to be.
"I'm here, I'm excited to be here," he said. "I'm going to continue to be myself, I'm never going to stop my play for something that happened off the field. I'm going to continue to be a great teammate. I'm going to continue to be the leader I am. I'm going to continue to be me. But at the end of the day, I came in this league to be one of the top safeties to ever play this game. I'm gonna keep working at that each and every day.
"I'm focused on the Miami Dolphins and all we can do is keep our head down and grind."