[QUOTE=Ven0m;3553038]I would assume the league would step in and do something to penalize the team if they got caught, similar to tampering.
But as you said, it's something that's also done all the time with the start of Free Agency.[/QUOTE]
Do you think its tampering or otherwise illicit? The Jets are free to talk to whomever they like - they simply can't sign anyone. That's different than the beginning of FA where a player is the property of a certain team and even discussions are not allowed.
In this instance, if a player wants to forgo other offers for some potential, unguaranteed contract that may or may not be legit, I guess that's his choice.