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4 young NY Jets that should see more playing time in 2021

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2. Kenny Yeboah, TE, NY Jets

The Jets have had virtually nothing at the tight end position this season, or really any season in recent memory. Free-agent signing Tyler Kroft has missed much of the year due to injury, and it's not as if he was exactly lighting it up prior to his absence.

Ryan Griffin has once again started much of the year in his place, but he's more of a liability than an asset at this stage. And the less said about the recently re-signed Daniel Brown the better.

There isn't really anything to get excited about at the tight end position right now. Although one player at least offers a glimmer of hope for the future — rookie Kenny Yeboah.

Yeboah was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent and the former Ole Miss standout was perhaps the team's most notable undrafted addition.

Despite a strong summer, Yeboah was added to the practice squad to begin the year, but injuries forced him to be officially signed to the active roster in the middle of the season.

Yeboah has played in six games for the Jets this season, receiving offensive snaps in just one of them, only prompted due to injury. Meanwhile, the Jets expect Kroft to return to the lineup as soon as this Sunday.

Still, the Jets would be better off giving Yeboah snaps over Griffin and especially Daniel Brown. Griffin could be cut in the offseason with no dead cap charge and Brown would exclusively be a special teamer in an ideal world.

Yeboah might not be the answer, but he's worth an extended look over the final stretch of the year.

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