With the Texans having made linebacker Jadeveon Clowney available, the Jets are one of five teams who have spoken with them about a potential trade, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Aside from the Jets, the Texans have also talked about Clowney with the Dolphins, Seahawks, Eagles, and Redskins, reports Wilson, who says nothing has advanced yet with any of those teams.
While Clowney has been given permission to meet with the Dolphins, he is hesitant to play for Miami since he doesn't view them as a contender, reports Wilson.
Clowney, 26, recently fired his agent, is refusing to sign his tender, and has been holding out -- and the holdout could last into the season if he isn't traded.
Clowney is set to be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Acquiring Clowney -- who had 9.0 sacks last season -- would be huge for a Jets defense that recently lost Avery Williamson for the season.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano wrote earlier this week that Clowney is exactly what's missing from the Jets' playoff formula, urging GM Joe Douglas to swing a trade for the edge rusher.