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4 easiest roster decisions for the NY Jets this offseason

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2. The NY Jets will reshape their tight end room

We already talked about how much overhaul the Jets' safety group is going to undergo. The same is true for their tight end room.

The Jets have been searching for a reliable starting-caliber tight end for the better part of the last decade-plus, and perhaps this offseason could finally be the year they land one.

Many assumed the Jets would be in the market for a tight end upgrade last offseason, and they absolutely were. The Jets were reportedly extremely interested in signing Jonnu Smith before the New England Patriots offered him a lucrative contract.

Instead, the Jets signed oft-injured veteran Tyler Kroft and ignored the position in the draft, settling for a returning Ryan Griffin, fullback-convert Trevon Wesco, special-teamer Daniel Brown, and undrafted rookie Kenny Yeboah.

The results were exactly what you'd expect.

Kroft missed considerable time due to injury leaving the uninspiring Griffin to take the lead for a lot of the year. The Jets cannot afford to go into next season with really any of these guys receiving significant playing time.

Like with safety, it wouldn't be surprising at all to see the Jets add two new players via free agency and the draft. There's just so much work to be done.

The Jets' tight end room is going to look very, very different in 2022.

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