2. NY Jets target: Tanner Hudson, TE, San Francisco 49ers
Tanner Hudson was a player who many believed would be claimed following final roster cuts. Instead, he chose to sign on to the 49ers practice squad after three years in Tampa Bay.
Much like Gerry, Hudson has no connection to the Jets coaching staff. He doesn't even have a connection to the front office. But the converted wide receiver is an athletic, dynamic tight end who would be an excellent addition to the Jets' roster.
The Jets could really use a tight end like Hudson on their roster. Ryan Griffin is a "receiving tight end" who isn't dynamic and offers little upside as a pass-catcher. Given that blocking has never been his strong suit, that's not exactly ideal.
Meanwhile, Daniel Brown's only contributions come on special teams. Yet, it was his holding penalty that dragged an opponent into the leg of Braden Mann, resulting in his injury.
Griffin is a receiving tight end who isn't a receiving threat. Brown is a special-teamer who isn't particularly great at special teams (despite what Brant Boyer thinks).
Neither deserves a roster spot. The Jets should replace one of them with Tanner Hudson who would actually have a role.