Martin Tevaseu: Stay or Go?

Martin Tevaseu has a limited book on him. He has bounced between the practice squad and the active roster the last two years. He saw time with the first unit in the preseason and played pretty well with Sione Pouha nursing an injury. He was active for five games in 2011 and recorded one tackle.

It is difficult to judge the 6'2" 325 pound product of UNLV because of how small of a sample size he has provided. I have liked much of the small amount I have seen of him. He has the size to play the nose tackle position. The Rex Ryan regime has done a great job developing interior defensive linemen, and they think something of Tevaseu to keep him around. Even with Kenrick Ellis serving as the nose tackle of the future, the position is a critical one. A team can never have too much depth on it. Due to how big nose tackles are, they get winded during games. It is nice to have a quality backup who can sub in for some snaps.

Maybe Tevaseu can be that backup. He also could be a dark horse to take on an increased role if Pouha is not retained, and Ellis is not ready. Either way, I would like to see the Jets try to get more out of him.

What do you think?

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