5 former NY Jets who are still free agents in June

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4. Vinny Curry, DE, NY Jets

A longtime member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Vinny Curry reunited with Jets general manager Joe Douglas when the team signed him to a one-year contract prior to the 2021 season.

Curry was expected to compete for snaps as a rotational edge rusher in his first year with the Jets. Unfortunately, that was before Curry was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that required the removal of his spleen.

The Jets would soon place him on the injured reserve in August, ending his season before it could begin. At 33 years old, many assumed that was it for Curry, but he decided to return for one more season.

The Jets re-signed Curry in the offseason, and this time, he'd go on to actually make an impact. The 11-year NFL veteran appeared in 11 games, and although he didn't record a sack, he finished with 15 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and a QB hit, after missing the first few games of the season due to injury.

Now 34, Curry isn't getting any younger. He's far from the quality edge rusher that he used to be, but there's a chance that some team signs him to compete for a depth role.

I wouldn't rule out the Jets re-signing him either, although their defensive end group is loaded. If the Jets run into some injury trouble, however, Douglas could phone his old friend to provide some extra insurance.