Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jets to add two tackles, likely to push starter Hunter

Photo: Bernie Zimmermann, Flickr

Since the offseason began, the Jets hadn't done much to improve the position of their self-proclaimed "weakest link" from a season ago, but Gang Green is reportedly finally giving right tackle Wayne Hunter something to think about.

New York will sign veteran right tackles Ray Willis (pictured) and Stephon Heyer, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.

Willis was a 16-game starter for the Seahawks in 2009 but missed 2010 to a knee injury before spending a little time on the Dolphins' and Saints' rosters. He has 26 career starts under his belt.

Heyer has started 35 games in his career. He started 16 games in 2009 with the Redskins, five in 2010 and two for the Raiders last season.

Both players will likely push incumbent starter Hunter for the team's right tackle gig, as Hunter struggled mightily in 2011.

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