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Desperate for Help at Tackle, Joe Douglas adds Veteran Mike Remmers

With starting left tackle George Fant still banged up after leaving yesterday’s loss early, the Jets have added an insurance policy for this Sunday when the Jets travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Mike Remmers, most recently of the Kansas City chiefs, is sighing with the Jets.

A veteran of nine NFL seasons, Remmers has appeared in 96 career games with 90 of them being starts with the Chargers, Panthers, Vikings and Giants prior to his stint in KC.  Remmers has played both tackles spots over the course of his career.

With Remmers having just a few days to prep, the Jets will likely go with Conor McDermott at left tackle with Max Mithcell playing on the right side which isn’t great news for Zach Wilson.  In limited time with the Jets, McDermott has been abysmal when called upon.

According to the folks at Pro Football Focus, Remmers has consistently graded out as a better pass blocker than run blocker.  While the Jets are in dire need of both, it’s in pass pro where the Jets are looking to upgrade and help keep quarterback Zach Wilson upright when he returns from injury in the coming weeks.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.