You can't accuse the Jets of being lazy. They workout players every week, trying to find the guys that others have discarded, but who may be able to help the team get out of a funk.
Brian Costello of the NY Post reported last night that the Jets worked our RB Kendall Hunter, TE Rob Housier and DL Tim Jamison.As of today, the Jets have not signed any of them.
Jets tried out RB Kendall Hunter, TE Rob Housler and DL Tim Jamison today. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) November 24, 2015
Kendall Hunter had a very successful career at Oklahoma state, rushing for over 4,000 yards and 37 touchdowns for a 5.9 yard per carry average. Hunter was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 draft by the San Francisco 49'ers. In three years in San Francisco, Hunter has been a decent running back, when he can stay on the field. Unfortunately he's struggled to stay healthy and found himself on injured reserve with a torn ACL in 2014, he hasn't actually played any football since July 2014.
Rob Housler is a 27 year old tight end who was recently with the Cleveland Browns. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft by the Arizona Cardinals, Housler failed to become the red-zone threat that many expected. He spent three years in Arizona, with 2013 being the most succesfull. He hauled in 39 catches for 454 yards and a touchdown. Housler signed with the Browns in the off-season, but he too suffered with injuries and missed significant time.
Finally the Jets tried out defensive lineman Tim Jamison. A 6'3 defensive end who went undrafted in 2009 after a college career at Michigan. Jamison has been a serviceable rotation player on the defensive line of the Texans over the past 6 years. Sticking with a team for 6 years as an undrafted free agent is a good job. Over those 6 years he's had 59 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
I'm actually interested in all three. Hunter had obvious talent, and his career has been devastated by injuries, if he can come back to full strength, he's a nice depth guy to have.