The Jets could be getting creative at tight end with Kellen Winslow (suspension) and Jeff Cumberland (concussion) out for Sunday against New Orleans.
Konrad Reuland and Zach Sudfeld are the lone tight ends available and they have 64 snaps and three receptions combined all year. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said there were a "handful" of players who can play multiple positions, but did not name anyone in particular who can serve as a tight end. For now, Reuland and Sudfeld must step up.
"One guy [Sudfeld] probably has a little better skill set as a receiver, one's probably a little better blocker," Mornhinweg said. "So if Konrad starts, expect a run. If Sudfeld starts, expect a pass. No, it's not like that, but we will play them in different things. It's not just a set starter."
The crisis at that position should be temporary. Winslow is serving the last week of his suspension and Cumberland should get through concussion protocol in time for the next game. The Jets are on a bye in Week 10.