The Jets release veteran left tackle.

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Ryan Clady was recently released by the New York Jets and it seems that the Jets brass thought it was a better business/ team decision to let Clady walk, rather than give him the $10 million he was owed for the 2017 season. The Jets need a QB, so that may likely be the reason he was released as it freed up a nice chunk of money.

 

I think Tampa should at least give the veteran lineman a look. Clady has been a durable lineman throughout his  9-year career, only missing 37 games. The veteran played the majority of his career for the Denver Broncos in which he missed only

 

Clady had played most of his career with Denver but spent the last season with the New York Jets. The veteran left tackle wound up missing the last 7 games of the regular season with a torn rotator cuff that he sustained in week 3 vs the Kansas City Chiefs.

 

Although he is coming off of a major injury, he still has proven to be a durable lineman and for the right price could be solid depth at the left tackle position. For a team that is trying to make the playoffs for the first time in since 2007, solid depth is going to be key.

 

Last season, our offensive line performed well despite the injuries and the penalties from the right tackle, also despite the both tackle positions being burnt by aggressive blitzes by linebackers. At 30 years old, Clady could still have a year or two left in him and like said, “for the right price,” Clady could be a solid pass blocker on the outside. With the return of J.R. Sweezy, the offensive line’s run blocking should improve dramatically.

 

However, if Clady were added and started that would allow more time for Jameis to find a receiver and make plays when he’s not having to worry about blitzing linebackers coming full speed from the left side. And that seemed to happen quite often during the last season.

 

 

 

 

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