7 remaining free agents with prior NY Jets connections

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The NY Jets are less than two weeks out from the start of training camp. Over the last four months, the team has added a number of talented players and reshaped much of the roster.

But it's still clear that there's work to be done. The Jets have remained active in the free-agent market since the conclusion of the draft, and while they haven't signed anyone to date, there's still time to make an addition or two.

The NFL is all about connections, and oftentimes we'll see teams bring in players who have prior experience with the coaching staff. The Jets did just that this offseason with the addition of players like Laken Tomlinson, D.J. Reed, Solomon Thomas, and Marcell Harris.

With that in mind, what remaining free agents satisfy that criteria? Let's take a look at seven free agents with connections to the Jets coaching staff.

7. NY Jets target: Tyeler Davison, DT

The Jets' run defense was already subpar in 2021, and they just so happened to lose their best run-defender, Folorunso Fatukasi, this offseason. The team could really use some extra interior depth.

That's where a player like veteran defensive tackle Tyeler Davison could factor in. Davison spent the last three years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, crossing paths with current Jets defensive coordinator in the process.

The 29-year-old is an experienced interior run-defender with over 100 games under his belt, and although he's coming off a lackluster 2021 season, he could still provide important depth to one of the weakest position groups on the Jets' roster.

At 6-foot-2, 309 pounds, Davison is nimble enough to fit in the Jets' attacking 4-3 scheme with enough success as a run defender to make the deal worth it for Gang Green.