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Jace Amaro | Tight End

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
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Jets placed TE Jace Amaro (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.
The 23-year-old tight end has a torn labrum. He suffered the injury in the Jets' preseason opener. It's a bitterly disappointing end to what needed to be a big season for a player who underwhelmed as a rookie. Now Amaro will enter his third camp next summer on the hot seat after being the No. 49 overall pick of last year's draft. Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis are the next men up on the depth chart. It's a sorry group. Amaro is an end-of-bench type in Dynasty leagues. Sep 1 - 1:26 PM

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Jets TE Jace Amaro's recovery from a sprained shoulder is going slower than expected.

"Every day it’s been getting better. It’s just a really slow process," said Amaro. "It’s just frustrating. I just want to get out there and be able to play." Originally expected back for the regular season opener, it now appears Amaro could miss regular season games.
Aug 25 - 10:24 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said second-year tight end Jace Amaro is "on the hot seat."

Cimini added that Amaro has "a lot to prove after a so-so rookie season." Unfortunately there isn't much Amaro can do to improve his stock while he's out with a sprained shoulder. Red flags were raised a few weeks ago when Amaro was listed as the third-string tight end on the Jets' preseason depth chart.
Aug 23 - 10:38 AM

Jace Amaro suffered a shoulder sprain in Friday's preseason opener.

He's listed as week to week. The missed time is a setback for Amaro's chances of taking on a bigger role. Amaro should resume H-back duties in OC Chan Gailey's offense when healthy.
Aug 15 - 4:41 PM

Jace Amaro exited the Jets' preseason opener with a shoulder injury.

Amaro appeared to suffer the injury around halftime and was immediately ruled out for the game, which is never a great sign. He finished Thursday night's game without a catch. Amaro led all rookie tight ends in receiving in 2014.
Aug 13 - 9:45 PM

Jets OC Chan Gailey downplayed the significance of Jace Amaro being listed as a third-stringer on the team's initial camp depth chart.

Gailey stated Amaro was listed No. 3 behind Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis simply because the Jets don't list "H-back" -- Amaro's position -- as a separate position on the website depth chart. Amaro does have a chance to play a significant role in Gailey's spread-style offense, perhaps a la Scott Chandler when Chandler was Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick's tight end in Buffalo.
Aug 11 - 4:12 PM

Jace Amaro is listed as the Jets' third-team tight end on their initial training camp depth chart.

He's behind starter Jeff Cumberland and blocking specialist Kellen Davis. Amaro wasn't impressive in the spring, according to onlookers, and we haven't read anything noteworthy about him since camp opened. It's not a good start to Amaro's sophomore campaign, but he has plenty of time to climb the ranks. Cumberland and Davis don't have the pass-catching upside of Amaro.
Aug 10 - 9:00 PM

The Jets will use second-year TE Jace Amaro as an H-back.

Jeff Cumberland projects to fill in as the traditional inline tight end. Amaro has the athleticism to move around the formation and make plays with the ball in his hands. But he'll need to show in camp that he's corrected his drops issue that plagued him as a rookie. If so, Amaro has a chance to catch 50-60 passes in OC Chan Gailey's spread. Amaro hurt his back at OTAs and missed minicamp.
Jul 29 - 9:04 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini does not see second-year TE Jace Amaro as a "60-catch tight end."

Cimini has been underwhelmed by Amaro at practice, saying he needs to cut down on his drops and play with more urgency. Cimini said in May he thought Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in his second season, but minicamp must have changed his mind. Amaro turned 38 receptions into 345 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie year.
Jun 27 - 10:20 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes second-year TE Jace Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in new OC Chan Gailey's offense.

Cimini confirms Gailey is going to run spread, and Amaro played in a spread at Texas Tech before struggling in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense last year. We don't anticipate Amaro jumping into the top-ten fantasy tight ends as a sophomore, but he certainly could become a viable matchup-based streamer. Amaro is 6-foot-5, 265. He ran 4.6-flat at his pre-draft Pro Day.
May 17 - 5:29 PM

Jace Amaro dropped six passes on 52 targets last year, the second-highest percentage in the NFL.

Only Lamar Miller had a worse drop rate. Amaro's head was spinning as he went from Texas Tech's spread offense to Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system and he finished with just 38-345-2. Now he has to learn another system, but Chan Gailey's spread scheme fits Amaro's skill set much better. As the clear-cut starter and a playmaker who needs to be detached from the line, there's TE2 appeal here. A higher comfort level should result in fewer drops for Amaro.
Apr 23 - 8:56 AM

A potential spread offense is expected to benefit Jets TE Jace Amaro.

New offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is an expert at getting his playmakers in space via spread formations. So it's a no-brainer to expect Amaro to take a leap forward in this scheme. He's essentially an oversized possession wideout at 6'5/265 and Gailey will be desperate for difference-makers -- especially if Percy Harvin is cut loose. Amaro is firmly on the TE2 radar heading into his second NFL season.
Feb 10 - 10:06 AM

Jace Amaro caught 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

The 49th overall pick in last May's draft, Amaro completed his nondescript rookie year with 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Amaro didn't show much field-stretching ability, but is a quality possession-receiver prospect and a likely building block for the Jets' organization. The club will hope for a 2015 step forward from Amaro as its tight end of the future, although Amaro's statistical outlook is tough to gauge with so much uncertainty in New York's front office and at quarterback. We suspect he'll improve to the point where Amaro will become a fantasy TE2 option as a sophomore.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Jace Amaro gained 20 yards on his lone target Week 15 against the Titans.

It is good to see Amaro back on the field, but he will not be a viable fantasy option this season. He is still a strong hold in Dynasty formats.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Jace Amaro (concussion) has been fully cleared.

Amaro missed the Jets' past two games. Amaro is ready to go for Sunday against the Titans, but isn't a legitimate TE2 for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 05:34:00 PM

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