The seven-year veteran out of Stephen F. Austin has started on-and-off the last two years in Detroit. He has also spent time with the San Diego Chargers.
Ricks was a wide receiver in college who was moved to tight end in the NFL because of his size. He came into the NFL at 6-5, 230 and now he is up to 260.
But despite his great size, he isn't much of a blocker. However, he is a solid receiver with very good speed.
So why would the Jets be looking for a tight end at this point? After all, Anthony Becht and Chris Baker are virtual locks for the first and second tight end spots. James Dearth is currently the third tight end, and he's not going anywhere because he's team's long snapper. The Jets probably figure that with Becht a free agent after this season, Ricks could be a possible replacement.
But despite the Jets interest, the Packers seem to be the favorite for Rick's services.
Jets talk on radio
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