According to CSNNE.com, Patriots LB Adalius Thomas would be interested in playing for Rex Ryan. LB Bart Scott said on ESPN radio that he was hanging with Thomas during the Pro Bowl weekend and Thomas "made it public that he's expressed interest in joining [Ryan]. I think some of his better years of his career have been a part of the Ravens defense and under Rex Ryan's tutelage. It'll be exciting."
Thomas, 32, did spend the first 7 seasons of his career with the Ravens before joining New England for the last 3 seasons. His numbers have steadily declined lately, as he recorded only 34 tackles and 3 sacks last season - the lowest output of his career.
It would be a shock if Thomas returned to the Patriots. But the lack of a salary cap means there is very little preventing New England from keeping him on the roster.
In a best-case scenario, the Patriots find a seventh-round pick for him. That's unlikely. In a worst-case scenario, they screw with the Jets and Thomas as long as possible.