NY Jets 'remain very interested' in OT Morgan Moses

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The NY Jets hosted free-agent offensive tackle Morgan Moses on a visit a short while ago, and recent reports suggest that the team remains interested in signing the longtime Washington Football Team lineman.

uSTADIUM reported on Sunday that the Jets "remain very interested" in signing Moses and "are one of, if not the most interested" in the veteran tackle.

It was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Moses had visited with the Jets last month shortly after being released by Washington following six rock-solid seasons as the team's starting right tackle.

The Jets aren't the only team to bring Moses in for a visit, but if reports are to be believed, they remain among the most interested in signing him.

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A third-round pick of Washington in the 2014 NFL Draft, Moses took over the starting job in his second NFL season and has since gone on to start 96 consecutive games.

He's been the model of durability and his play on the field has been impressive as well. Even at 30-years-old, Moses is coming off one of the best seasons of his career.

Pro Football Focus gave Moses an excellent 79.9 grade in 2020 that ranked 18th out of all offensive tackles in the NFL. In particular, his 84.7 run-block grade was good for seventh at his position.

Moses is an above-average starter who would undoubtedly provide a huge boost to the Jets offensive line. That said, it's at least a little surprising that the Jets are so interested.

The new coaching staff is high on incumbent starting right tackle George Fant and believe that he could perform significantly better in the team's new offensive scheme.

However, similar to their thoughts on Chris Herndon this offseason, if the opportunity for an upgrade presents itself, they aren't going to shy away.

Fant is already guaranteed more than half of his 2021 salary meaning that it's unlikely he would just be outright released. The most likely scenario would see Moses step in as the starting right tackle while Fant is relegated to a swing tackle role.

The Jets' tackle depth is concerning with the duo of Chuma Edoga and Conor McDermott hardly inspiring much confidence. And given the recent injury to Mekhi Becton, tackle depth is a necessity for the team.

The Jets could also consider sliding either Moses or Fant inside to guard — Moses would likely be a better fit — but neither has any experience playing on the interior in the NFL.

Either way, Moses is a good offensive lineman and the Jets could use another good offensive lineman on the roster.

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They remain very interested. Now let's see if the price is right and they could seal the deal.