Joe Douglas says Jets scanned league for OL help but felt good about depth

One position where some folks thought maybe the Jets would make a move at before the trade deadline was the offensive line. The Jets have had numerous injuries in the group and there were concerns about the depth of the group.

Jets general manager Joe Douglas isn’t concerned. He says the Jets did take a look throughout the league but ultimately likes where the group is and the depth of the position.

“Yeah, we canvassed the League and looked at opportunities at a number of different positions. Ultimately, we felt good about the depth that we’ve added. You talk about having a guy like Nate Herbig step up and play good football at right guard, Cedric Ogbuehi coming in from Houston’s practice squad played good football, adding a guy like Mike Remmers who has played in a ton of meaningful games, and then also we still have the opportunity to bring Max (Mitchell) and George (Fant) back soon here, so we’ll see how their rehab progresses over the next few days and weeks, but we feel like we have really good depth along the offensive line.”

Teams sniff around the league all the time, even just to see what some prices are. And as Douglas mentioned, the Jets have a couple of reinforcements on their way back soon in George Fant and Max Mitchell and the play of Nate Herbig has helped as well. How the Jets configure their line when Fant and Mitchell return remains to be seen but at least the Jets will have some bodies to move around. They may not be Mekhi Becton or Alijah Vera-Tucker, but they’re players that have experience and can slide back in if needed.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire