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4 personnel changes the NY Jets should consider making

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3. The NY Jets should use Kenny Yeboah more and Ryan Griffin less

It's hard to find a midseason solution for the Jets' tight end position. Easily the most uninspiring group on the roster, the position is the weakest it's been this season following the loss of Tyler Kroft to injury and the departure of Daniel Brown.

At the moment, the Jets have just one true tight end on their roster in Ryan Griffin. There's also fullback/tight end hybrid Trevon Wesco as well as practice squad players Kenny Yeboah and Nick Bawden, both of whom were protected this week.

There isn't much in the way of "potential" with that group. Griffin is a 31-year-old veteran who would struggle to make most NFL rosters. Wesco has been fine as a fullback, but clearly isn't a long-term piece at tight end. And Bawden is a former seventh-round pick who has played exclusively at fullback.

The only one with any semblance of potential is Yeboah.

Signed as an undrafted free agent following this year's draft, Yeboah was a player who many hoped would make an impact this summer. But aside from a miracle Hail Mary reception in the final game of the preseason, Yeboah was mostly a nonfactor.

Still, many pegged the Ole Miss product as a solid Day 3 prospect and the Jets opted to keep him around on their practice squad.

The Jets clearly see Yeboah as a developmental project, but they pretty much have no choice but to play him now.

And rather than play Griffin for 70 percent of offensive snaps as they have been doing, it might make more sense to see what they have in Yeboah.

What do they have to lose? It's not as if he could be a major drop-off from the duo of Griffin and Wesco.

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