The Jets took a run at upgrading the tight end position by attempting to sign Jermaine Gresham but when he decided to reup with the Cardinals Mike Maccagnan looked at the rest of the market and elected to simply bring back Kellen Davis on a one-year deal.
The Jets still have Jace Amaro and Quincy Enunwa to use as receiving tight ends at the Y or H-back positions but Davis will serve as the traditional in-line tight end for blocking purposes. At least until they can find an upgrade either in the draft or when the secondary market opens up with teams making training camp cuts.
The tight end position has been an issue for the Jets for years and this signing is the best use imaginable for the phrase of "putting a band aid on it," but they had to do something and with so little cap money to spend they weren't about to overpay for a mediocre, at best, tight end. But if the Jets can't find a way to upgrade the position before the season starts they'll be putting an awful lot of faith in Amaro's ability to contribute. An awful lot of faith that they don't actually have right now.
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