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NY Jets: 4 veterans on offense in danger of being cut this summer

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NY Jets, Trevon Wesco
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3. Trevon Wesco, TE/FB, NY Jets

One of the more interesting position battles to watch this summer is at tight end.

The Jets will be giving Chris Herndon one final shot to live up to his potential as the team's starting tight end. Veteran Tyler Kroft was added in the offseason to provide a boost to the run game and serve as the primary backup.

But the spots behind them remain uncertain.

On the surface, Trevon Wesco's job would appear to be pretty safe. He's the only tight end on the roster with true experience as a fullback — a position that's a necessity in Mike LaFleur's offense.

However, one player, in particular, could give him a run for his money. Undrafted free agent Kenny Yeboah.

Yeboah was the Jets' most high-profile UDFA addition this offseason and the team paid him a hefty sum to sign with them. They're clearly high on the former Ole Miss star and even reportedly had a fourth-round grade on him.

More importantly, Yeboah has the functional athleticism to thrive as a fullback/H-back/move tight end hybrid. Essentially, the same role that Wesco is hoping to fill.

Throw in the likes of Daniel Brown and Ryan Griffin who can make their own cases for roster spots and it's far from a guarantee that Wesco survives cuts.

He'll need to prove to the Jets that his place in the offense is irreplaceable, or else he might join the long list of former Mike Maccagnan draft picks to be sent packing.

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