"I am the starting right tackle, that’s it. Not up for debate. Whatever happens come opening day, I am the starting right tackle. They told me that, so it’s clear to me. It’s as simple as that."
He believes that, but do the Jets? Today the Jets signed two right tackles, Stephon Heyer and Ray Willis. Heyer was an undrafted free agent and signed with the Redskins in 2007. He played for the Redskins until 2010, when he signed with Oakland last season. The other guy, Willis, was drafted out of Florida State in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft by the Seahawks. He played there until 2010, when he signed with the Dolphins but was cut, then signed by the Saints. The two guys have 61 NFL starts between them.
Jared's take: With 61 NFL starts between them, I don't think this was a move to bring in practice squad guys. I think these guys will compete with Wayne Hunter for that starting right tackle position. Wayne really has to do better if he wants to keep his job. The Jets roster is now full at 90.