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As if the New York Jets haven’t already made it clear enough that they want Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, they’ve made yet another move to help convince him to come to New York, keying in on one of his favorite receiving targets.

According to a report from league insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets are trying to sign free agent wide receiver Allen Lazard, who has played his entire career with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay up to this point.

“Jets are actively working to reach an agreement with Packers’ free-agent WR Allen Lazard, per league sources. There is another team involved, and no final decision, but the Jets are trying to reunite Lazard and OC Nathaniel Hackett,” Schefter said in a tweet.

Earlier this week, Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner teased that the Jets were indeed making a deal to land Rodgers and that there was a “package deal” with another player he could not yet reveal. Lazard could fit that description.

Lazard was the Packers’ top receiver last season, finishing the year with 60 catches for 788 yards and six touchdowns. Adding him to the mix would obviously be big for Rodgers, especially given how familiar he is with his former receiver.

This wouldn’t be the first time the Jets brought in somebody with an obvious connection to Rodgers in an apparent attempt to convince him to sign with the team. New York also brought in Nathaniel Hackett as the team’s offensive coordinator, who is Rodgers’ good friend and was his longtime offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers.

We’ll have to see how these moves work out for them!

[Adam Schefter]