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6 offensive tackles the NY Jets can sign after Mekhi Becton injury

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6. NY Jets target: Jason Peters

Duane Brown may be turning 37 years old later this month, but he's not the oldest free-agent offensive tackle remaining on the open market. That honor goes to the 40-year-old Jason Peters.

Peters has been in the NFL since the 2004 season and brings with him nearly two decades of starting experience. He's a nine-time Pro Bowler, a six-time All-Pro, and a likely future Hall of Famer.

The longtime Philadelphia Eagles left tackle crossed paths with Joe Douglas in Philly which could be the connection needed to get a deal done. That said, Peters comes with a similar problem to Brown — he's almost exclusively a left tackle.

Peters hasn't played right tackle since the 2006 season and might want to stick at left tackle with the Jets. Signing Peters might facilitate a George Fant move to right tackle, but it might be worth it for a player who continues to defy the aging process.

5. NY Jets target: Nate Solder

Nate Solder is one of the more notorious free-agent busts in recent NFL history as the former New England Patriots left tackle fell well short of the four-year, $62 million expectations offered to him by the New York Giants.

But while Solder never lived up to expectations with the Giants, he's still a serviceable starter who remains a free agent well into the summer. Perhaps the Jets could come calling.

Solder started 16 games for the Giants at right tackle last season after making the switch from left tackle. He was a below-average starter finishing with a meager 60.3 Pro Football Focus grade, but he does have over 140 career starts under his belt.

Ultimately, Solder would be an uninspiring option, but he is an experienced veteran with the versatility to play both tackle spots. That alone makes him a potential target.

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