Just hours after releasing Jeff Cumberland the Jets decided to bring back one of their other tight ends. After an ACL injury last offseason caused him to miss the 2015 season Zach Sudfeld will get another chance to play for the Jets.
The deal was announced on Twitter by Sudfeld's agent Jason Bernstein. Sudfeld will join Jace Amaro as they both look to bounce back from season-ending injuries and hope to contribute to give the Jets some semblance of a threat from the tight end position. Due to the injuries of Amaro and Sudfeld the Jets trotted out one of the least effective tight end groups since tight ends started being effective as receivers.
Sudfeld earned the nickname baby Gronk from his time with the Patriots where he reportedly light up training camp practices has never been able to live up to that nickname, or depending on how you look at it has perfectly lived up to it since labeling someone baby anyone is pretty much the only curse a rational person should believe in, but with his size, speed and agility there is something there and the Jets still hope they can get the most out of him.
The Jets aren't finished at the tight end position, they won't just roll with two question marks coming off season-ending surgery at the position, but with the "big" name tight ends off the market don't expect the Jets to make a splash, unless Mike Maccagnan pulls off a trade somehow but that seems unlikely at this point.
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