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Predicting 5 players the NY Jets will sign in 2022 free agency

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4. NY Jets target: Anthony Firkser, TE

In a roundabout way, this is also somewhat of a re-signing — or rather a reunion five years in the making.

The Jets actually signed New Jersey native Anthony Firkser as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard back in 2017. At that time, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Firkser was seen as more of a tight end/fullback hybrid.

He failed to make the team out of training camp and would spend could of months out of football before being signed on to Kansas City Chiefs practice squad in late November.

The following offseason, Firkser was picked up by the Tennessee Titans, and the rest is history for the 27-year-old tight end. Firkser impressed in the preseason and actually made the team's initial 53-man roster.

Over the years, Firkser has developed into a quality rotational tight end hauling in 106 catches for 1,107 yards and five touchdowns in 58 career games. He's a versatile player who can line up everywhere from in-line to H-back to fullback to even in the slot.

While his receiving production has been meager, Firkser is a strong blocker who could find a home in Mike LaFleur's offensive system. With many of the top tight ends off the market, Firkser is a very realistic player the Jets could target.

Expect the Jets to sign a mid-tier tight end in free agency before drafting another one in April. Firkser is as good of a bet as any to be that mid-tier signing.

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