The New England Patriots made a bit of a surprising decision earlier in the week when they released former starting tight end Zach Sudfeld who entered the season with plenty of hype, but it didn’t take too long for someone to scoop Sudfeld up from the unemployment line.
Just 24 hours after Sudfeld received his walking papers due to the Patriots signed wide receiver Austin Collie, the tight end was scooped up by an AFC East rival — the New York Jets.
New York currently has Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Winslow at the position, so there is plenty to be desired and they will hope Sudfeld can provide a boost in the passing game.
With a young quarterback in rookie Geno Smith, the team needs a reliable passing option underneath and Sudfeld could be the guy that they are missing.
Thanks to the return of Rob Gronkowski which is expected in a few weeks, Sudfeld became expendable. Hopefully he can find a way to live up to his preseason expectations with Gang Green.