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7 defensive tackles the NY Jets could sign after missing out on Larry Ogunjobi

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The NY Jets continue to explore the free agent market, even as we approach training camp next month. One position they've been keeping a close eye on has been defensive tackle.

The Jets brought in veteran Larry Ogunjobi for a visit after the draft and were interested in adding him to their roster. However, the former Charlotte standout opted to remain in the AFC North, signing a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the week.

Even with Ogunjobi out of the picture, the Jets could still look to add another defensive tackle to their roster. After all, their depth at the position isn't exactly strong right now.

Let's take a look at seven defensive tackles the Jets could still consider signing in free agency.

7. NY Jets target: Tyeler Davison

The loss of Folorunso Fatukasi has left the Jets without a true run-stuffing nose tackle in the middle of their defense. Now, the team's defensive scheme isn't exactly made for one-dimensional, run-stuffing nose tackles.

That's part of the reason why Fatukasi was allowed to walk in free agency. His skill set just isn't a great fit for what the Jets are looking for. That presents an interesting challenge when discussing potential free-agent additions.

The majority of the notable defensive tackles who remain available are better fits as nose tackles. One such player is former Atlanta Falcons' nose tackle, Tyeler Davison.

Davison is a little more nimble than some of the others on this list, and with 86 career starts under his belt, he could be a worthwhile addition as an interior run-stuffer.

The scheme fit is a genuine concern, although it should be noted that he did cross paths with current Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich in Atlanta. Perhaps that familiarity could help him find a new home.

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