New York Jets Sign Stephon Heyer and Ray Willis

The Jets have added a pair of free agent tackles, Stephon Heyer and Ray Willis.

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

I would love to tell you that the Jets found their answer at right tackle here, but these two are pretty much camp bodies. Heyer isn't a very good player. His experience would largely resemble another team signing Wayne Hunter and selling it as a good move because he has experience. Maybe he can turn into a solid backup.

Willis interests me more. He was pretty good with Seattle in 2009. You never know what you are getting with a guy who has not seen much action in two years, but he is only 29. He also has experience at both guard and tackle. This could end up being a nice addition to bolster the depth.

I am not sold that these moves fix the offensive line, but it is nice to see the Jets finally make a genuine attempt to make the offensive line deeper.

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