The Jets are ready to give their defense a makeover.
Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are hoping to move on from outside linebacker Darron Lee and are positioning themselves to upgrade at linebacker.
Among the potential targets that could replace Lee at outside linebacker was Kwon Alexander, but he is signing a four-year deal with the 49ers worth $54 million, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Jets were "very interested" in Alexander, according to Benjamin Allbright.
The Jets are also intereted in addressing the interior of the linebacking corps. and are among several teams interested in C.J. Mosley, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Mosley, who had 105 tackles, an interception and five pass deflections last season with the Ravens, remains a high priority for Baltimore to re-sign, but the market for the four-time Pro Bowler is deep.
In addition to the Jets, the Lions, Colts, Eagles and Redskins are also interested in Mosley, who is expected to receive upwards of $13 million per year, according to Pelissero.
The Jets entered free agency with about $92 million in cap space but have already lost out on two free agent targets to bolster their defense.
Pass rusher Dante Fowler was expected to be a top target for the Jets but he agreed to re-sign with the Rams on Sunday.
Defensive tackle Malik Jackson, who was released by the Jaguars, also signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Eagles, per ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Mosley, a former first-round pick, was named Second Team All-Pro in each of his Pro Bowl seasons. He has nine interceptions, six forced fumbles and 8.5 sacks in five seasons.