Jace Amaro is out for the season, the New York Jets tight end placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday with shoulder surgery for an injury suffered in preseason.
Amaro was a second round pick of the Jets last year and he led all rookie tight ends with 38 receptions for 345 yards. He also had two touchdowns. But he was plagued by drops and inconsistent blocking as he transitioned from Texas Tech where he was a tight end in name only and rarely blocked.
This is the second major blow this offseason to the Jets tight end depth chart as Zac Sudfeld suffered a knee injury in minicamp that cost him the season.
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The Jets are left with Kellen Davis, a veteran tight end better known for his blocking and Jeff Cumberland, the starter on the depth chart since the first preseason game, as their top two tight ends. In addition they have Art Lynch, claimed off waivers last year and Wes Saxton.