Jets release of Blackmon surprising

The Jets release of wide receivers Will Glover and Kamau Peterson was no surprise. The team has a glut at wideout, and neither player shined at the OTA's. Plus the Jets are looking to add upgrade the size of their fourth and five wideouts, and neither o ne of these players is particularly big.<p>

It's going to be quite a contest for the fourth and fifth jobs. Some of the candidates include Kevin Swayne, Phil McGeoghan, Cecil Moore, Jon Carter and Tory Woodbury. We think the sleeper of the group is McGeoghan. At 6-2, 220 pounds he is the prototyp e West Coast offense receiver. Plus he is the best special teams player of the group. This is important. The Jets want their fourth and fifth receivers to be factors on special teams. Swayne's lack of involvement on special teams hurts him. If Carter sh ows consistent hands in training camp he will be hard to cut. The Jets feel he might be the fastest player on the team (including Santana Moss). Also, he might end up as the team's kick returner.

The release of defensive end Kenan Blackmon was surprising. The Jets don't have much depth at defensive end behind Shaun Ellis, John Abraham and Bryan Thomas. True they drafted Matt Walters in the fifth round, but remember he was a college defensive tac kle. With his 4.9-5.0 forty time, it will be interesting to see if he can be a factor at defensive end in the NFL. There has to be more to the Blackmon story. Why wouldn't they at least have brought him to training camp? He had 22.5 career sacks at Tula ne and is very athletic. We will let you know if there is more to this story.

The Jets addition of defensive tackle Ryan Wingrove gives them a much needed body at the position for training camp with the likely suspension of Josh Evans upcoming. While Wingrove is undersized (6-3, 270), he is a good interior pass rusher and has the potential to add weight. Also, the Jets defensive tackles don't need to be huge.

The Jets quietly released defensive tackle David Viger. He has been in camp the last few years. Herman Edwards really likes the Navy graduate personally, but he just can't stay healthy. He was hurt in the last two camps and then was injured this past sp ring in NFL Europe.

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