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Jets Bring In FB Will Johnson For A Visit

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The Jets continue to shop in the bargain aisle for some roster reinforcements.

NFL: New York Giants-Training Camp William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Although we're mostly into draft mode here at Gang Green Nation, the Jets continue to shop in the bargain aisle, looking to fill a spare roster spot or two.

We heard at the start of free agency that the Jets were interested in bringing in a fullback, with a more run focused game-plan in 2017.

The Jets elected to stay away from the premium players at the position, and if you saw the contract the 49'ers gave to Kyle Juszczyk, it's easy to see why. However, they are still looking at the position, which is evident with the most recent visit:

An undrafted player out of West Virginia in 2011, Johnson spent the year out of football. After impressing at the 2012 WVU pro-day, he was signed by the Steelers where he'd spend 4 years. He signed with the Giants in 2016, but due to injury he never saw the field for New York, and was released during the season.

Johnson has largely been used as a traditional fullback and blocking tight end. He rarely carries or catches the football, but he does a very solid job blocking for the run game. Reading the report from Raanan, it sounds as though the visit concluded without the offer of a contract, but he strikes you someone the Jets may look to bring in to compete in camp.