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Jets release veteran tight end Ryan Griffin

Dec 19, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin (86) reacts after running with the football against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

With new options at the tight end position, the New York Jets released Ryan Griffin on Monday.

The Jets signed two tight ends, C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin, during the offseason. That pushed Griffin down the depth chart and led to the team’s decision to sever ties.

The 32-year-old UConn product spent the past three seasons in New York. He had 27 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns last season.

In 119 career games (67 starts) with the Jets and Houston Texans, Griffin has 206 catches for 2,158 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Houston drafted Griffin in the sixth round (No. 201 overall) in 2013.

–Field Level Media