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Aug 16, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Zach Sudfeld (44) reacts during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets claim Zach Sudfeld

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.

The news was passed along by Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun

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.

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