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NY Jets: 8 potential waiver wire claims the team could make

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2. NY Jets target: Dax Milne, WR, Washington Football Team

What better way to make your rookie quarterback happy than by picking up his favorite collegiate target?

Zach Wilson's standout junior season helped produce the rise of Dax Milne who developed into BYU's top receiving option. Many expected the Jets to pursue Milne, either as a UDFA or in the draft.

Unfortunately, Washington scooped him up with one of the final picks in the 2021 NFL Draft to ensure that wouldn't happen. However, due to a logjam at the position, it seems likely that he doesn't make the roster.

Washington would love to have Milne on their practice squad, but the Jets could return the favor and play spoiler by claiming him off waivers instead.

Could the famed BYU connection be headed to East Rutherford in the near future? It's certainly possible.

1. NY Jets target: Brian Hoyer, QB, New England Patriots

The backup quarterback position has been talked about ad nauseam this offseason. But as roster cut day approaches, expect it to become the focus once again.

One player who has been connected to the team is veteran Brian Hoyer who visited with the Jets prior to the draft. He later went on to re-sign with the New England Patriots, but he's still not a lock for the roster.

Even with Jarrett Stidham expected to be sidelined for the start of the year, the Patriots might opt to only carry two quarterbacks in Mac Jones and Cam Newton. If that's the case, the Jets might try to poach Hoyer to make him their backup QB.

Of course, this would require Hoyer to be willing to leave New England — something that is easier said than done. On top of that, the Jets would have to be sure that Hoyer is an upgrade over Mike White and/or Josh Johnson.

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Still, there's the prior connection between the two parties that makes this make sense. Don't be surprised if the Jets pursue Hoyer (or even the recently released Nick Mullens) if he's cut.

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