5 remaining free agents that would improve the NY Jets roster

Who could the Jets still sign to improve their roster?
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4. The NY Jets could sign LB Anthony Barr

The Jets already have a bit of history with Anthony Barr. The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker spurned the Jets in free agency four years ago, instead opting to return to Minnesota. Many Jets fans may still hold a grudge, but the leadership group in New York is vastly different now.

Barr may not be the player he was in his prime, but he could still provide value as an experienced and proven linebacker. The 31-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Dallas Cowboys last season, playing 63 percent of his team's defensive snaps.

Kwon Alexander is gone, and the Jets are set to rely on a host of young, unproven linebackers as a result. Even if the Jets want to see Jamien Sherwood in a starting role, it would make sense to add some depth.

After all, they're one C.J. Mosley injury away from starting a trio of Quincy Williams, Sherwood, and rookie Zaire Barnes. The Jets need linebacker depth, and despite his shaky history with the organization, Barr could absolutely help with that.

3. The NY Jets could sign OG Justin Pugh

Another offensive lineman who could interest the Jets is longtime NFL veteran Justin Pugh. The former first-round pick was recently cleared by doctors to return after undergoing ACL surgery last fall.

Pugh has spent the last five years with the Arizona Cardinals, and even at the age of 33, he remains a quality starting-caliber guard. He finished with a 77.7 Pro Football Focus pass-block grade in his last full season in 2021.

Pugh also has experience playing tackle and could potentially start there for the Jets if they plan to keep Vera-Tucker at right guard. His versatility and experience make him a worthwhile signing for any team at this stage of the summer.

The Jets could use more experienced, starting-caliber offensive linemen. Pugh would be an exciting addition.