The New York Jets reportedly worked out two centers on Tuesday in order to add depth to their current offensive line.
On Tuesday, the news broke that New York Jets guard Kelechi Osemele would undergo surgery on his shoulder. The veteran has missed the last two games for New York, as his season will come to an early close.
That means the Jets had to make a decision of whether or not to add an offensive lineman in order to fill the depth-related hole. Turns out they may just get that done. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets worked out centers James Murray and Ryan Crozier on Tuesday.
Jets exploring ways to improve their offensive line depth. They worked out two centers today, I’m told:
James Murray (Chiefs) and Ryan Crozier (Broncos)
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaSports) October 15, 2019
Murray, 24, originally went undrafted in 2018 out of Holy Cross. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in May of 2018 and then signed to their practice squad in September of that same year. Kansas City promoted him to the active roster in October of 2018, where he appeared in two games for them thereafter.
This past Summer, Murray was waived during final roster cuts. He was then signed to the Kansas City practice squad once again in early September but was released on Sept. 12.
Crozier, 23, is an undrafted rookie out of the University of Connecticut. He signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos back in May. Denver waived/injured him in August.
The Jets are coming off their first win of the 2019 regular season over the Dallas Cowboys. They take on the undefeated New England Patriots next Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.