Jets, Raiders and Bills reportedly pursuing Mike Iupati
49ers guard Mike Iupati is finding a lot of interest from teams looking for help on the offensive line and it looks like part of his choice will be whether he wants to move across the country.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets are aggressively pursuing Iupati as they try to upgrade the interior of their line. Willie Colon is a free agent, leaving Brian Winters and Oday Aboushi as in-house options at guard for a team that figures to have a lot of use for a run blocker like Iupati.
Their former head coach may be an obstacle to their hopes of signing Iupati. Ross Jones of FOX Sports reports that the Bills are also “pushing” for Iupati after trading for running back LeSean McCoy. Jones adds Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga to the list of offensive line targets in Buffalo.
Should Iupati want to remain close to where he’s spent his entire career to date, the Raiders are another option. Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the team is “hot” for the player ranked No. 19 on PFT’s list of the top free agents in the league.