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Will Tye Waived By New York Jets

Ex-Giant tight end once again looking for work

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
Will Tye with the Jets.
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To continue his NFL career Will Tye needs to find an NFL team that does not call MetLife Stadium home. That is because the former New York Giants tight end was waived on Tuesday by the New York Jets, who had picked him up at the end of preseason when the Giants let him go.

Tye played in three games for the Jets. He caught four passes for 38 yards, 9.5 yards per catch. He was inactive in Week 4 when the Jets faced the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tye started 10 games for the Giants in 2016 and seven during his rookie year in 2015. He caught 90 passes over two seasons for the Giants, who drafted Evan Engram in Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft and signed Rhett Ellison as a free agent.

SB Nation’s Jets blog, Gang Green Nation, had this to say about the team’s decision to release Tye:

The release of Tye comes as something of a surprise. With wide receiver Jalin Marshall coming off the suspended list this week the Jets needed to make room on the roster. With five tight ends on the roster, including four “move” tight ends, it seemed likely one of the tight ends would be let go. The surprise is that the tight end released was Will Tye and not Neal Sterling. Tye has a more accomplished resume than Sterling and has been more productive than Sterling in his limited time with the Jets. Why the Jets would now prefer Sterling to Tye is a bit of a mystery, unless they think Sterling has better blocking skills.