The Jets opted to release Sudfeld on Saturday, Connor Hughes of The Star Ledger reports. Sudfeld was hoping to provide some depth at tight end for the Jets. He was competing with Jace Amaro, Wes Saxton, and Brandon Bostick for a backup role. He compiled 74 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions in four preseason games.
Sudfield caught all three of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Friday's win over the Redskins. Sudfield wasn't targeted often Friday, but he made the most of his opportunities and hauled in every pass that was thrown his way, making an end zone nuisance of himself in the process. Sudfield should have every opportunity to battle for a starting spot in an offense that is in need of playmakers, and he will likely see an expanded amount of reps next week versus the Giants.
Sudfeld (knee) returned to practice Monday, the New York Post reports. Sudfeld has missed some practice time lately due to a knee injury, but rejoined his teammates to start this week. At the moment, it's unclear whether Sudfeld will be prepared enough to play in Thursday's preseason opener, although it wouldn't be surprising if the Jets opted to rest him given his recent time out.
Sudfeld (knee) re-signed with the Jets on Thursday, NJ.com reports. The Jets cut Jeff Cumberland recently, which theoretically moves Sudfeld up the depth chart, but with Jace Amaro expected to have a big impact this season, Sudfeld's fantasy upside remains fairly limited.
After tight end Zach Sudfeld cleared waivers Wednesday, the Jets placed him on injured reserve, the team announced. Sudfeld suffered a knee injury during practice last week. In 16 games last season, Sudfeld caught five passes for 85 yards.
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