7 recently cut players the NY Jets could target on the waiver wire

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4. NY Jets waiver target: WR Tyler Johnson

One of the most notable names on the waiver wire, Tyler Johnson was the unfortunate victim of a deep Buccaneers wide receiver room this summer.

Johnson hauled in 36 catches for 360 yards last year and was an important depth piece in Tampa's receiver room. Unfortunately, there were just too many bodies ahead of him this year.

At just 24 years old, Johnson seems like a prime candidate to be claimed and the Jets should have interest. The team doesn't have a dire need for wide receiver depth, but Johnson's talent alone warrants consideration.

This move would make a lot more sense if it coincided with a Denzel Mims trade. That's probably the only way it actually happens.

3. NY Jets waiver target: OT Caleb Jones

Mekhi Becton's a big dude. Caleb Jones might be even bigger. The undrafted rookie stands at a whopping 6-foot-9, 370 pounds, and was one of the biggest standouts from Green Bay Packers training camp this summer.

Despite that, Jones was a bit of a surprise cut on Tuesday and the Packers are hoping he can pass through waivers without being claimed. The Jets should definitely consider ruining those plans.

Jones is a rare athletic freak with the physical tools to become a long-term starter in this league. He's definitely a bit rough around the edges, but he showed this summer that he's further along in his development than most assumed coming out of college.

The Jets need offensive tackle depth, and if they aren't planning on going the veteran route, why not swing for the fences with a guy like Caleb Jones?