4 NY Jets players most likely to be traded at the deadline

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3. C.J. Uzomah, TE, NY Jets

Tyler Conklin has sneakily been one of the Jets' best offensive players this season. Jeremy Ruckert has emerged as one of the most important pieces in the team's running game in his second season.

Between Conklin and Ruckert, the Jets have a pair of tight ends who complement each other's skill sets and create a pretty formidable duo. The issue is that Ruckert is still behind veteran C.J. Uzomah on the depth chart.

Now, I'll be an Uzomah defender here for a second — I think he gets too much hate. The nine-year NFL veteran is actually Pro Football Focus' eighth-highest-ranked tight end through six weeks, with PFF's second-highest run-block grade among all players at his position.

Uzomah absolutely still has a role on this Jets roster, but it has become increasingly apparent that Ruckert deserves more snaps. The younger Ruckert should be elevated to the role of TE2 coming out of the bye.

If that happens, Uzomah could be relegated to a pretty insignificant role in the Jets' offense. That could prompt the Jets to explore trade options for the veteran tight end.

The Jets have an out in Uzomah's contract after this season but would likely need to eat some money to make a trade happen. Still, it might make sense if they receive an appealing enough offer.

The most likely scenario is that Uzomah isn't moved, but it's feasible to imagine a scenario in which the Jets find a trade partner.