Glad to hear the team is adding some OL depth with starting experience. This move was long overdue.
It's good they're signed early enough to learn the playbook before training camp.
Nothing but cannon fodder
I do however, trust what the staff is trying to do this year.
Part of the “no stone left unturned” mantra. I’m all in
I commented in another thread that:
- The O-Line is thin.
- The Front Office does not seem to be concerned.
Even though neither of these guys looks on paper to be the next Damien Woody,
I am pleased to see more depth being added to this critical unit.
When has a FO ever sounded concerned about OL depth in May?
These are good signings. Both are big, physical RT types with NFL starting experience. I have always liked Willis, who should provide legit competition for Hunter and become a quality swing reserve at G/T at the very least. Both these guys look like good fits for a power running scheme, and will greatly improve the strength in depth on the OL.
Heyer and Willis, Veteran 6'6" OTs, Sign
Posted 1 hour ago
By Jets Media Relations Department
The New York Jets have signed offensive tackles Stephon Heyer and Ray Willis. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Heyer (6'6", 330) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Washington in 2007 and started 33 games for the Redskins from 2007-10. In 2011 he was active for 12 games, including two starts, with the Oakland Raiders after signing as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 3.
Willis (6'6", 304) spent six seasons with Seattle (2005-10) after being drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. He played in 49 games, 26 starts, with the Seahawks, including 16 starts in the 2009 season, before spending 2010 on injured reserve. Last season Willis signed as a free agent with New Orleans on Nov. 2, 2011, and spent two weeks on the active roster before being waived.
2 veteran O-Lineman with starting experience.
That works for me.
We still have June 1st cuts as well....
Last edited by ARodFLKeysJetsFan; 05-29-2012 at 06:46 PM.
Let's not forget our depth last year and until know included mostly guys in the league for 3 plus years without a single start.
This is a good move.
well at leAST they are trying to fill needs they ignored.....maybe one will pan out
I've never heard of either but if they provide depth and competition for that RT spot than I'm all for it. Hunter was god awful last season and we can't afford to head into next season depending on him.
Since thats not the case, he no longer fits the blocking scheme and Raiders had no interest in him.
JMO I don't see him being in competition for starting Rt position with the Jets. I think he has a better chance of being a starting guard(can give the Jets guards a run for their money)
Last edited by Raider9175; 05-30-2012 at 09:32 AM.
The fact that they signed 2 OL is telling.... RT , depth, Slauson's injury....
Not sure if the guys they signed are starter material, but worth a look and will most like spell the ending of Vlad in a NYJ uniform