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6 players the NY Jets were right to move on from in 2022

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5/4. Ryan Griffin/Tyler Kroft, TE, NY Jets

These two players could be included in the same entry as their departures are both a product of the Jets finally investing in the tight end position. Tyler Kroft and Ryan Griffin were the Jets' top two tight ends last season. Now, they'll be lucky to secure depth roles on their new teams.

Griffin was released prior to the 2022 NFL Draft after the additions of C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin in free agency. Kroft walked in free agency and officially signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

There was a point where the Jets were interested in re-signing Kroft, but after signing Uzomah and Conklin and adding Jeremy Ruckert in the draft, there was no longer a need.

The Jets now have the most promising tight end room they've had in decades. It's safe to say they likely won't miss Griffin and Kroft very much.

3. Keelan Cole, WR, NY Jets

The Jets had their eyes on Keelan Cole for a few years before they finally signed him to a one-year contract last offseason. The hope was that Cole would provide the team with a high-upside depth option in a revamped wide receiver room.

However, Cole fell well short of expectations in his lone season with the Jets finishing with just 28 catches for 449 yards and a touchdown. This was despite the fact that he played more snaps than any other receiver on the Jets roster.

The Jets added Ohio State standout Garrett Wilson in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft and re-signed Braxton Berrios in the offseason. Now four-deep at wide receiver, there wasn't really room for Cole on the roster.

The former Jaguars wideout will look to resurrect his dwindling career with the Las Vegas Raiders, and given their lack of depth at the position, he might just find consistent playing time again.

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