The New York Jets continue to add offensive linemen to the roster ahead of their Week 4 matchup versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL Insider Jordan Schultz tweeted out that Gang Green has signed offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi off of the Houston Texans practice squad:
Cedric Ogbuehi Signals Bad News for George Fant
The 30-year-old veteran originally entered the league as the No. 21 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.
Over the last eight years, Ogbuehi has bounced around the league playing for six different NFL teams.
During that span, the former Texas A&M product has appeared in over 60 career games and has started in 30 of those contests.
Most recently he spent the last seven months with the Texans organization. He signed a free agent deal back in March but was dumped ahead of final roster cuts. Ultimately Houston brought him back shortly thereafter on the team’s expanded 16-man practice squad.
The Jets adding Ogbuehi can’t be a good sign for veteran George Fant who is battling a knee issue.
Head coach Robert Saleh revealed that this is the same knee problem he had surgery on this past offseason.
The Jets listed him as “day-to-day” heading into the upcoming game versus Pittsburgh but Saleh left the door open that they could sit him this week so he can get healthy.
Jets Add More OL Help With Mike Remmers
Ogbuehi isn’t the only offensive lineman the Jets have added in the last 24-36 hours.
According to NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero, the Jets signed veteran offensive tackle Mike Remmers to the practice squad.
Pelissero expects him to be on the Jets’ active roster “in the next week or so” once he can get up to speed.
The 33-year-old is another veteran that has been around the block and should bring some much-needed depth to the trenches.
Remmers doesn’t have the same draft pedigree as Ogbuehi, being a former undrafted free agent, however, he brings a lot more experience.
The former Oregon State product has appeared in 96 games and has started in 90 of those contests.
Unfortunately, Remmers hasn’t played football in quite some time. In his most recent stop with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, he was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.
So he hasn’t been on a football field in nearly a year and will have to work himself back into football shape. Additionally, he will need time to learn the offense and pick up all the nuances of this scheme.
This is a doomsday scenario for the Jets. Throughout the offseason, they had stayed relatively healthy but a rash of injuries to the offensive tackle room has put the team in dire straits.
Saleh said they weren’t anticipating this level of attrition heading into the fourth game of the 2022 season, but they’re going to do everything in their power to figure it out.
They are going to have to get some answers considering Zach Wilson’s impending return to the starting lineup and obviously his safety has to be of the utmost importance.