The Jets supposedly believe in Wayne Hunter as the team’s starting right tackle. But that isn’t stopping them from kicking the tires on guys who could compete for the job.
On Tuesday, the Jets signed a pair of veteran tackles: Stephon Heyer (pictured) and Ray Willis.
Heyer entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He started 33 games for the Redskins from 2007 to 2010. He signed with the Raiders in 2011, starting twice.
A fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2005, Willis spent six season in Seattle. He started every game in 2009, but he spent all of 2010 on injured reserve. He signed with the Saints in November 2011, but he was cut only a couple of weeks later.
Hunter started every game in 2011, for the first time in his career. He was widely criticized as a downgrade from Damien Woody, who retired after the 2010 season.