The Jets were very active on the first day of free agency, reportedly agreeing to contracts with five players, they’ve not wasted any time on day two adding to their catch.
According to the ever reliable Ian Rapoport, the Jets have agreed to a contract with former Washington Redskins centre Spencer Long:
The Jets needed to solidify the line and the signing of Long is a good first move to do that. A 3rd round pick in 2014, Long has yet to complete and start a full 16 game schedule, however he has been commended for both his play at guard and centre over his career.
Washington drafted Long with the intent to play him at right guard, however he ended up losing out to Brandon Scherff. Following the injury to Shawn Lauvao, Long became the starting left guard for the Redskins. It was another injury to Kory Lichtensteiger that led to Long taking on the responsibility of centre. However Long missed a large portion of the 2017 season due to quad and knee injuries.
The Redskins fans I’ve spoken to have suggested that Long was a much better Guard than he was a centre, however with Carpenter and Winters and a lack of centre currently on the Jets, it seems we’ve signed him to anchor their line.