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Jace Amaro | Tight End | #88

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYJ
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Jace Amaro caught 3-of-4 targets for 59 yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Raiders.
With Delanie Walker (hamstring) inactive, Amaro took over as the Titans' pass-catching tight end with Anthony Fasano as the blocker. Amaro's 59 yards led the team. His biggest grab came on a third-and-six on the opening drive to help set up a field goal. Amaro will head back to irrelevance once Walker returns. Sep 25 - 5:14 PM

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Titans TE Jace Amaro is active for the first time this season.

It is notable with Delanie Walker sidelined by a hamstring injury. TitanInsider's Terry McCormick reports Amaro has been working with Marcus Mariota after practice to get up to speed after being claimed off waivers earlier this month. Amaro could have a bigger than expected role against the Raiders, but he is not worth using in any format.
Sep 25 - 12:20 PM

Titans claimed TE Jace Amaro off waivers from the Jets.

Amaro never settled in with New York and fell off after a solid start this preseason. Tennessee uses Delanie Walker as a de facto wide receiver on many of his snaps, and that is a role in which Amaro could thrive. He still needs to clean up his drops and become a more proficient blocker to hang in the NFL.
Sep 4 - 12:57 PM

Jets waived TE Jace Amaro.

The No. 49 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Amaro bombed as a rookie before missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. He caught five passes for 35 yards this preseason. He's getting released from one of the league's thinnest tight end corps. It's not a good sign for his future. Still only 24, Amaro will get a second chance, perhaps even directly off waivers, but he's no longer a Dynasty league consideration.
Sep 3 - 1:57 PM

The New York Post’s Brian Costello believes Jets TE Jace Amaro is on the roster bubble.

The 2014 second-round pick struggled as a rookie before missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. He reportedly showed well during the offseason program and early in camp, but he has really fallen off as of late. Never a great fit as a "traditional" tight end and seemingly not a favorite of the coaching staff, Amaro could probably use a fresh start.
Sep 1 - 11:50 AM

Jets TE coach Jimmie Johnson said Jace Amaro is still a "work in progress" as a blocker.

"He has done a better job sustaining his blocks and trying to stay engaged," Johnson said. "All of that is promising." Amaro has also continued his struggle with drops this preseason, missing two sure catches when an injury to Quincy Enunwa afforded him extra snaps in the second preseason game. With plenty of questions left to answer, it appears unlikely Amaro grabs an early-season role.
Aug 25 - 8:51 AM

Jace Amaro hauled in 2-of-4 targets for 11 yards Friday night against the Redskins.

Both of the failed targets were drops, a problem Amaro has dealt with throughout his career. The first was a particularly egregious drop along the sideline in the second quarter. Amaro saw more run with Quincy Enunwa sidelined with a concussion, but he certainly did not make the most of the work. It is looking less and less likely he earns a significant role.
Aug 19 - 11:11 PM

Jets TE Jace Amaro spent all summer working to perfect Brandon Marshall's catching technique.

Amaro struggled with drops as a rookie, and his technique played a big role in his issues. "I always used to close in on the ball with my hands, rather than bringing them tight and holding them in there, and then getting the ball," Amaro said. "I was waiting for the ball to get there, rather than [forming the] initial triangle and punching at the ball." Marshall showed him how to "punch at the ball" early in the offseason program, and Amaro spent the rest of the summer working on the technique. Considering the almost universal praise he has received early in camp, the work seems to have paid off. The favorite in a thin tight-end corps, Amaro has some TE2 appeal at his bare-minimum cost.
Aug 2 - 8:33 AM

The New York Post's Brian Costello reports third-year TE Jace Amaro has "stood out" at Jets camp.

"He is making a lot of catches, including a few diving ones, and has been a noticeable target in red-zone drills," Costello wrote. To this point, Amaro has been a total bust as the 49th overall pick of the 2014 draft, struggling to catch the ball as a rookie and then missing all of 2015 with a shoulder injury. Amaro has a chance to change that if he can make the team and climb to the top of the depth chart. He's taking blocking more seriously and has shed some weight.
Aug 1 - 6:07 PM

ESPN New York projects TE Jace Amaro as the Week 1 starter.

Amaro drew raves for his improvement as a blocker this offseason. His upside makes him the pre-camp favorite to start, but he still needs to earn the trust of the coaching staff. Amaro’s roster spot won’t be guaranteed if he struggles.
Jul 20 - 4:21 PM

Jets TE coach Jimmie Johnson said Jace Amaro has done "a good job" as a blocker so far this offseason.

Blocking is tough to assess without pads on, but Johnson added Amaro "made a lot of strides" before tearing his labrum last August. Now healthy, Amaro has a great opportunity to carve out an offensive role if he can become even an average blocker. Jets tight ends caught a grand total of eight passes last season, and the depth chart might be even weaker this year.
Jul 2 - 9:24 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles made it sound like third-year TE Jace Amaro's roster spot is in danger.

The 49th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Amaro missed all of 2015 after catching 38 passes for 345 yards (9.1 YPR) as a rookie. Amaro was not drafted by the current Jets regime. "He’s competing for a spot like everybody else," Bowles said. "He missed a year. I haven’t seen him play yet." Whereas Bowles said the Jets "still see (Amaro) as an H-back," beat reporter Rich Cimini says "Amaro doesn't share the same thought," and sees himself as a "traditional tight end, capable of playing every down." This is a make-or-break year for Amaro in New York.
May 29 - 6:15 PM

Jets TE Jace Amaro expects to be involved in the pass game.

The Jets had only eight catches from their tight ends last season. Amaro’s return has potential to give them an upgrade, but he isn’t a roster lock after missing all of 2015. Even if he starts, Amaro projects for a low-volume role.
May 28 - 8:21 PM

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed third-year TE Jace Amaro is on the roster bubble.

The Jets' tight end depth is in a sorry state. Along with Amaro, Kellen Davis and Zach Sudfeld round out the top three. The Jets received a league-low 10 catches from their tight ends last season. It's possible they simply don't plan on using the position, instead opting for an extra tackle in blocking situations or using four receivers. Amaro missed all of 2015 with a torn labrum.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 9:37 AM

ESPN's Rich Cimini believes Jets TE Jace Amaro is "entering a make-or-break season."

It is a difficult point to argue. A second-round pick in 2014, Amaro struggled with drops as a rookie before missing all of last season with a torn labrum. The Jets reportedly prioritized upgrading the tight end spot this offseason, but they have yet to make any additions. That could change in the draft, but this is a disappointing class and even elite tight end prospects struggle to make an early impact. After the Jets were forced to essentially play without a tight end last season, Amaro should at least be given the opportunity for a big role.
Source: ESPN
Apr 21 - 8:48 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Antonio Andrews
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Rishard Matthews
2Marc Mariani
WR21Tajae Sharpe
2Kendall Wright
3Harry Douglas
WR31Kendall Wright
TE1Delanie Walker
2Anthony Fasano
3Phillip Supernaw
4Jace Amaro
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Josh Kline
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Sebastian Tretola
RT1Jack Conklin
K1Ryan Succop