Pats probably wish they had a mulligan on this move Dan Leberfeld

The New England Patriots have been awfully thin at tight end this summer, so much so, they added free agents Steve Maneri and Ben Hartsock (who has since been released) in the middle of camp.

In the Patriots’ preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, Maneri was their only active tight end.

They are still waiting for Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui to get back to 100 percent.

So where am I going with this?

They could certainly use Zach Sudfeld.

Remember Sudfeld was a standout in Patriots camp last summer, made the team, but was released in early October, and the Jets claimed him. The Patriots were reportedly trying to move him to their practice squad.

The 6-7 Nevada (Reno)-product looked terrific all summer for the Jets, and he is a big part of their plans this year. He runs well for his size, has good hands and his enormous wingspan creates quite a catching radius. He has taken a quantum leap as a blocker over the last 10 months, thanks to a lot of hard work with Jets tight ends coach Steve Hagen.

I’m not putting Sudfeld in Canton, but the Patriots could certainly use him now.

And the Jets are ecstatic to him him.