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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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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Jace Amaro (concussion) was limited on Wednesday.

Amaro has missed the last two games. He hasn't been fully cleared, but is on track to return this week.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Jace Amaro (concussion) could be cleared to return this week.

Amaro has missed the last two games. The rookie has posted a 34-291-2 line in 11 outings this year.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:46:00 AM

Jace Amaro (concussion) is inactive for Week 14 against the Vikings.

Amaro hasn't practiced the last two weeks and remains in the concussion protocol. Jeff Cumberland will handle tight end duties, with Zach Sudfeld getting limited snaps. Also inactive for the Jets are RE Muhammad Wilkerson, OG Dakota Dozier, CB Josh Thomas, QB Matt Simms, WR Walter Powell, and OL Wesley Johnson.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Jace Amaro (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Jeff Cumberland will handle tight end duties at Minnesota.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Jace Amaro (concussion) is not practicing again Thursday.

Amaro is having trouble clearing the concussion protocol. The No. 49 overall pick has 34-291-2 in 11 games this season.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Jace Amaro (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Amaro remains in the concussion protocol. He should be considered week to week.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:07:00 PM

The Jets declared TE Jace Amaro, RE Muhammad Wilkerson, QB Matt Simms, WR Walter Powell, CB Josh Thomas, OL Dakota Dozier, and OL Wesley Johnson inactive for Monday night's Week 13 game against the Dolphins.

Amaro has a concussion, while Wilkerson is out with a toe issue. Quinton Coples will drop down from outside linebacker to start in place of Wilkerson, and Jason Babin will fill Coples' OLB spot. It's an upgrade for Lamar Miller.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 07:15:00 PM

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2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Bryce Petty
4Jake Heaps
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Stevan Ridley
4Zac Stacy
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Stevan Ridley
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Stevan Ridley
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
4Shaq Evans
5Quincy Enunwa
WR21Eric Decker
2Devin Smith
3DeVier Posey
4T.J. Graham
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Kellen Davis
4Steve Maneri
5Wes Saxton
K1Nick Folk