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Jace Amaro | Tight End | #89

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYJ
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Chiefs signed TE Jace Amaro to a reserve/future contract.
The No. 49 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Amaro has made just three regular season appearances since his rookie season. He turns 26 in June. Jan 9 - 5:03 PM

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Titans waived TE Jace Amaro.

A second-round pick by the Jets in 2014, Amaro caught three passes in as many appearances with Tennessee last season. He is likely running out of chances. WR Tre McBride, LB Justin Staples, returner Eric Weems, and NT Antwaun Woods were also among the Titans' final cuts.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:38:00 PM

Titans TE Jace Amaro caught three passes for 59 yards during the 2016 season.

Claimed off waivers from the Jets after final cuts, Amaro played 34 total snaps, six of which came after Week 3. The 2014 second-rounder's NFL future isn't looking bright.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 11:53:00 PM

Titans declared TE Jace Amaro, WR Tre McBride, CB Jason McCourty, CB D'Joun Smith, CB Curtis Riley, OLB David Bass, and OG Sebastian Tretola inactive for Week 16 against the Jaguars.

With McCourty out, the Titans' top-three cornerbacks against Jacksonville will be Antwon "Valentino" Blake, LeShaun Sims, and Brice McCain.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:46:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:14:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:20:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:57:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 01:57:00 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.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:50:00 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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:51:00 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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:11:00 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.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 08:33:00 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.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 06:07:00 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.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 04:21:00 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.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Pat Mahomes
2Chad Henne
3Matt McGloin
RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3Charcandrick West
4Damien Williams
5Kerwynn Williams
GLB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Kareem Hunt
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Algernon Brown
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Chris Conley
3Jehu Chesson
4Gehrig Dieter
WR21Sammy Watkins
2Demarcus Robinson
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Marcus Kemp
5Daniel Braverman
WR31Demarcus Robinson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Jace Amaro
4Tim Wright
5Alex Ellis
LT1Eric Fisher
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
C1Mitch Morse
2Cameron Erving
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jordan Devey
3Kahlil McKenzie
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Dillon Gordon
3Andrew Wylie
K1Harrison Butker