NY Jets practice squad targets
If the Jets don't want to sign a guy off the street, they could always look to poach a player off another team's practice squad. There are a few appealing options with starting experience to consider.
The likes of Austin Reiter (Kansas City Chiefs) and James Ferentz (New England Patriots) are both experienced NFL centers with notable starting experience.
Reiter spent two seasons as the Chiefs' starting center in 2019 and 2020 and has 38 career starts under his belt. He's currently a member of Kansas City's practice squad.
As for Ferentz, he's been with the Patriots organization in some capacity since the 2017 season. The 34-year-old has appeared in 60 games throughout his career, making nine starts over the last four years. He's on New England's practice squad at the time of writing.
There's also former Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick Billy Price — currently on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Price has made 45 starts in his five-year NFL career, starting 11 games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2022.
One player with connections to Robert Saleh is veteran Hroniss Grasu. Grasu was signed off the street by Saleh's an Francisco 49ers in 2020, and he'd go on to start a handful of games for the team.
With the Jets in a very similar situation now, perhaps Saleh could revisit an old friend and sign Grasu off the Las Vegas Raiders' practice squad.
Again, the options aren't super appealing here, either, but good offensive linemen come at a premium in the NFL. If the Jets want a legitimate starting-caliber player, they'll have to explore the trade market.