Monday, April 8, 2013

Jets still working to solidify interior of offensive line


The New York Jets still have another hole to fill on the offensive front, and they're not necessarily waiting until the draft to try and fill it.

Two weeks after signing former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Wille Colon, Gang Green is hosting guard Stephen Peterman, most recently of the Detroit Lions, for a visit, according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.

Peterman started every game over the last three seasons and 86 total spanning seven years with the Lions. (photo: kdoebler, Flickr)

The 31-year old was on the Dallas Cowboys' roster in the two years prior to joining Detroit.

In March, Gang Green seemed sure to lose longtime starting guard Brandon Moore to free agency, so they made a sound move in acquiring Colon, who should fit in nicely on either side of center Nick Mangold given he can stay healthy.

However, the Jets' other starting guard in Matt Slauson was also lost to to the free market, leaving a gaping hole for the Jets to fill either in the draft or free agency. Peterman would be serviceable and another cost-effective addition by new general manager John Idzik, and New York could still target a guard in the draft to groom.

Peterman, a right guard, would take Moore's spot while Colon would work between a pair of standout linemen in left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Mangold.

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