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Jets bring back fan favorites with massive benefit: report

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The New York Jets begin putting the pieces together for their full offseason list as they turn the page for the 2022 offseason.

Although there will technically be a team on paper here in early January, there will still be a lot of revenue going on for the next couple of months with the free agency and NFL draft 2022.

Though a player that Jets fans are likely to have circled on their roster this summer has returned.

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NFL reporter Aaron Wilson shared on twitter that wide receiver Lawrence Cager had signed a “reserve future” with the Jets on Wednesday, January 12th.

When Gang Green announced his “future” signings earlier this week, Cager’s name didn’t appear on the list. He was also not on the official jet roster.

The 24-year-old Wideout originally entered the league in 2020 as an undrafted free agent from Georgia. He signed with the Jets shortly after the draft.

Though Cager. didn’t hear his name was considered one of the highest priority free agents in the market.

The green-and-white had long been intrigued by his freaky height (6 feet – 5,220 pounds), mistaking him for a diamond in the rough.

The fans agreed and he became a cult hero among the fan base. With that size and some fascinating highlights from his college days, a lot of people speculated whether or not he might become a great player in the NFL.

In the first two years with the professionals, the talent did not translate into immediate success.

Cager has only played three games during his time with the Jets and the Cleveland Browns, recording only two catches for 35 yards.

Now that he’s returned to New York, fans are once again hoping that the obvious talent that lies beneath the surface can finally be realized.

What he lacks in experience, he more than makes up for in size. Cager’s 6-foot-5 frame is by far the tallest wide receiver on the Jets list, making it a potential red-zone weapon with a Brandon Marshall-like wingspan.

The jets have a lot of fascinating parts about the wide receiver position, but there isn’t enough star power.

Elijah Moore has the potential to become a true # 1 wideout, but it lacks some of the normal prototypical elements on the checklist like size.

Veteran Corey Davis is probably better suited to starring in a Robin for a Batman role than being the best option on an NFL offensive in a passing attack.

The slot receiver position is very fluid in the off-season as both Braxton Berrios and Jamison Crowder will be unrestricted free agents.

What the Greens and Whites lack is an alpha in the receiving corps that can take over games and force opposing defensive coordinators to plan around them.

With lots of assets to work with, the Jets will have a few options to make some moves this off-season.

One potential move that is gaining traction on social media is the acquisition of the Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley wide receiver.

This week, Connor Hughes from The Athletic advocates for the jets to “act for Calvin Ridley”.

It will be interesting to see if General Manager Joe Douglas ends up getting as aggressive as he hinted at in his press release this week regarding potential acquisitions for proven talent.

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The jets have a lot of fascinating parts about the wide receiver position, but there isn’t enough star power.

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