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NY Jets reuniting with 'The Good Doctor' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif?

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NY Jets, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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The NY Jets could be looking to bring back a familiar fare in the form of veteran offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif after "The Good Doctor" finished up his medical duties this fall.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that Duvernay-Tardif was set to work out for the Jets after completing his residency program at a Montreal-area hospital.

Duvernay-Tardif was traded to the Jets midseason last year in exchange for backup tight end/special teamer Daniel Brown. The seven-year NFL veteran went on to start seven games down the stretch, taking over for the struggling Greg Van Roten at right guard.

Duvernay-Tardif expressed interest in re-signing with the Jets this offseason but instead opted to put his NFL career on hold once again and returned home to Canada to continue his medical career.

Now that he's completed his residency program, Duvernay-Tardif is looking to rejoin the NFL and likely the Jets roster as well.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif would be an excellent depth addition to the NY Jets offensive line

Despite having not played in over a year, Duvernay-Tardif stepped into a starting role for the Jets last season and served as a noticeable upgrade over Van Roten. The 31-year-old allowed just one sack and was penalized twice in seven starts over the final stretch of the season.

There isn't a starting job waiting for Duvernay-Tardif right now as Laken Tomlinson and Nate Herbig have played well at guard, but the Jets could use some extra depth in that area.

The loss of Alijah Vera-Tucker for the season has forced Herbig into a permanent role at right guard, and while he's done his part, the depth behind him is lacking. Right now, backup center Dan Feeney is the only reserve interior offensive lineman on the 53-man roster.

The Jets also have undrafted rookie Chris Glaser down on the practice squad, but it's clear that Duvernay-Tardif would be a sizable upgrade.

The team could opt to sign him to the practice squad temporarily, at least until he gets up to speed. That said, he should be very familiar with the playbook having played with the team last year.

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Expect this one to get done if all goes according to plan. "The Good Doctor" should be on his way back to Florham Park.

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