5 former NY Jets players who signed with rival teams this offseason

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4. Former NY Jets OL Dan Feeney signed with the Miami Dolphins

The Jets have been in the market for offensive line help this offseason, but they've been unable to sign anyone yet. They also saw veteran backup lineman Dan Feeney sign with the Miami Dolphins this week.

Feeney joins the Dolphins on a one-year deal after two seasons spent in Florham Park. The former Chargers third-round pick started seven games over two years with the Jets and was the team's primary backup interior offensive lineman.

As a sixth or seventh offensive lineman, Feeney definitely has some value. He's versatile enough to play all three interior offensive line spots and is seemingly a good locker room guy.

The Jets will need to restock their interior offensive line depth with Feeney now gone. Look for them to make a move in free agency or stock up in the 2023 NFL Draft.

3. Former NY Jets RB James Robinson signed with the New England Patriots

The New England Patriots signed former Jets running back James Robinson to a two-year, $4.5 million deal with an additional $3.5 million in incentives on Wednesday. The deal has a maximum value of $8 million.

Like Jeff Smith, the Jets didn't tender Robinson's contract as a restricted free agent this offseason. The Jets traded for Robinson midseason, but the former Jacksonville Jaguars running back was soon benched in favor of undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight.

Robinson's Jets tenure was a disappointment as he finished with just 85 yards on 29 carries in four games. The Patriots are hoping that an extra year removed from the torn Achilles he suffered late in 2021 will help.

The Jets explored the possibility of signing Jamaal Williams and could still be in the running back market, but bringing back Robinson never made sense after his lackluster 2022 season.