Monday, May 11, 2009
Jets Re-Sign TE Bubba Franks
Finally, the Jets have an established tight end to go next to Dustin Keller, after re-signing Bubba Franks to a one year deal.
Not a bad move for the Jets, though I hope it's for the minimum. Franks was a non-factor last season, but he knows the system and there aren't a lot of options out there.
Still, I hope the Jets aren't counting on him being the sole answer, and I don't think they are. He was the third tight end last year and didn't do much to distinguish himself. Plus, he has missed 16 of the last 32 games.
He will likely be competing with the UDFAs for a roster spot. Another veteran will likely be brought in to tandem with Dustin Keller, but there aren't a whole lot of options available as you can see here.