NFL Trade Rumors: Newly Acquired New York Jets Edge Rusher Haason Reddick Skipping Team Workouts

The New York Jets haven't seen much of their prized new pass rusher yet. According to head coach Robert Saleh, recently acquired two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher Haason Reddick has yet to participate in voluntary workouts.

Saleh also noted that he doesn't know why Reddick has been away from the team and has yet to communicate with Reddick personally. Saleh refused to share if Reddick's absence had anything to do with a desire for a new contract and said he expected Reddick to be present for the team's upcoming minicamp.

The Jets acquired Reddick from the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason for a conditional 2026 draft pick. The pick will be a second-rounder only if Reddick plays 67.5% of the defensive snaps AND logs 10 or more sacks. Those are lofty targets, but Reddick has achieved both for four straight seasons. If he falls short in 2024, the pick will revert to a third-rounder.

Landing Reddick was yet another massive splash for the Jets in what's been a very buzzy offseason: They had already acquired longtime Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith and former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams.

Saleh made sure to ease any concerns regarding Reddick's absence, but the Jets are in a make-or-break season, and anything short of excellence could see the organization clean house. Given the status of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who will turn 41 this season and is coming off an Achilles tear, the Jets have a vanishingly small window to chase Super Bowl glory. If they can't get a top-quality season out of Reddick this year, they could very well come to seriously regret trading for him.

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