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5 veteran free agents the NY Jets could still target this summer

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1. NY Jets target: Eric Fisher, OT

In episode one of the Jets' newly released documentary, Robert Saleh touched on the young roster and the lack of veteran presence, specifically a veteran who has won in the past:

"What was missing was kind of a combination of getting some veterans in here that have been around the ringer in terms of playoff appearances and winning football and going to Super Bowls."

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Eric Fisher would be just that.

The 31-year-old was on the winning side of Super Bowl LIV with the Kansas City Chiefs and was a two-time Pro Bowler in 2018 and 2020. This signing would seem the most unlikely out of the ones listed here, yet, on his podcast, ESPN's Rich Cimini mentioned Eric Fisher as a possible target for the Jets as they look to solidify the offensive line with some depth.

The former No. 1 overall pick has been around a highly successful regime under Andy Reid and would add a winning mentality to New York. Although there would be concerns over scheme fit, Fisher would be a valuable swing tackle who provides plenty of NFL experience.

It has to be noted that Fisher is not at the level he once was as the veteran tackle allowed seven sacks last season. However, he still posted a solid overall PFF grade of 68.2 in his lone year in Indianapolis.

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While this move does seem more far-fetched than the other heavy links on this list, the Jets are in dire need of a quality swing tackle to help add insurance for Zach Wilson, and Fisher's 128 starts and winning pedigree may be enough to turn the heads of New York's front office.

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