New York Jets: 6 Potential Additions for O-Line After Robert Turner's Injury
The players on this list are an emergency collection of NFL free agents or possible trade targets.
Turner contributed in a number of ways, including special teams. His absence from the jumbo formation will definitely be felt.
Turner's injury aside, the Jets could use help along the entire offensive line, especially at left guard and right tackle.
Some may be long shots as far as the economics are concerned, but the Jets do still have some money to spend.
If Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum can find a way to get one or two of these linemen without overpaying, it will go a long way toward improving the Jets Super Bowl aspirations.
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Stinchcomb is definitely aging quickly, but would add both depth and a potent mix of talent and experience.
Flozell Adams proved valuable to the Pittsburgh Steelers during their Super Bowl run last season—Stinchcomb could do the same for the Jets.
He's far from a permanent fix but is only two years removed from a Pro Bowl appearance.
Stinchcomb could provide a presence in the run game that is much needed, especially with the New England Patriots loading up their defensive line.
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O'Hara is a familiar name who's shared the Jets stadium for most of his career.
If he can be signed for a relatively affordable price, his versatility would be a tremendous asset to New York's beleaguered offensive line.
As a backup, Turner made important contributions, including his role as a backup center.
O'Hara can most definitely handle that responsibility. He would be a talented replacement who, if willing, could also step in at guard if Vladimir Ducasse doesn't work out.
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LeVoir is definitely flying under the radar, but why not hijack a Patriots player and flip the script on Belichick?
It might be a stretch, but it can't hurt. LeVoir would provide depth and is younger than some of the other players on this list.
There's no point in hiding the fact that the Jets offensive line is one of their biggest concerns going into 2011.
At this point, almost anyone would be an upgrade.
Seriously, Belichick must have seen something but wasn't able to keep him around.
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Second-year player Vladimir Ducasse has not played very well so far in his young career.
Ducasse may possess a tremendous amount of potential, but mark Sanchez needs a bodyguard who is ready to perform immediately.
Pitts is another utility-type offensive lineman at this point in his career.
If his asking price were cheap, the Jets would add an athletic guard who pulls effectively, is experienced and truly wants to win.
When Alan Faneca was with New York, it allowed for an even more effective running game.
Pitts is a veteran who could be a welcome presence in a locker room, which has seen the loss of Brad Smith, Jerricho Cotchery and Shaun Ellis.
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Hills is pretty much unknown except among Steelers fans.
When Willie Colon went down last season, some fans wanted Hills to step in and replace him.
He might not be a tremendous upgrade, but he would likely be available for a relatively low trade price.
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Adams is another sketchy prospect for sure. He's had injury issues, but he would only be asked to fill in for 8-10 games.
Still, the situation at right tackle is even sketchier.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette, he was cut from the Steelers because he was unwilling to take a pay cut.
Take it as you will, but it could mean he still has something left in the tank.
If the Jets do their research, maybe Adams decides he wants to spite the Steelers and sign with New York.