In a sport like football, this important aspect of free agency can’t be ignored.
Aside from plugging a few starting spots in free agency, another important job is signing players for depth, because we all know the NFL is an injury-laden league, with a 100 percent injury rate.
So while it’s not as sexy to sign depth players compared to big-name stars, it’s something smart teams do a lot during free agency.
Think about when Joe Douglas signed offensive linemen Dan Feeney and Morgan Moses last spring, and then how important those moves were when injuries struck on the line. Or at receiver, how Keelan Cole came in handy when myriad receivers went down.
Feeney has been re-signed to provide offensive line depth once again, as has Conor McDermott.
So with all that cap space, don’t forget the importance of the Jets using some of that money to make sure they have quality depth.
Because the injury bug is going to hit.
It happens every year.
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