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Jace Amaro | Tight End | #88

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

The Newark Star-Ledger believes TE Jace Amaro has a chance to make a 2016 impact.

The Jets haven’t done anything at tight end in free agency to this point, leaving Amaro as the in-house favorite for targets. Amaro struggled with drops as a rookie and missed all of 2015, so his role isn't guaranteed even if a veteran isn’t signed. The Jets have been linked to Scott Chandler, but have yet to schedule a visit.
Mar 26 - 5:19 PM

The Jets plan to make upgrading at tight end an offseason priority.

Jets OC Chan Gailey oversaw Scott Chandler's big-TD years in Buffalo, and coached Tony Gonzalez in Kansas City before that. Per ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini, Gang Green is "not going to kiss it off or sit around and wait for Jace Amaro to develop." The organization seems to have grown frustrated with its slow-developing tight end. Amaro also wasn't drafted by the current GM.
Feb 21 - 6:57 PM

According to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta, Jace Amaro's teammates "are skeptical" that he'll ever be effective at the NFL level.

Amaro's first two NFL seasons have gone about as poorly as one could imagine. He struggled mightily to learn the playbook as a rookie, then went out and dropped a bunch of the targets he did get, and didn't play a down in 2015 after suffering a torn labrum in his shoulder in the preseason opener. Amaro has a lot to prove this offseason. The former No. 49 overall pick isn't guaranteed a roster spot despite the Jets getting nothing from their tight ends in 2015.
Feb 19 - 11:47 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:26:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:24:00 AM

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RB1Matt Forte
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4Dominique Williams
5Antone Smith
GLB1Matt Forte
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Matt Forte
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FB1Tommy Bohanon
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WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
4Jalin Marshall
5Jeremy Ross
WR21Eric Decker
2Robby Anderson
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Charone Peake
5Chandler Worthy
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jace Amaro
2Kellen Davis
3Zach Sudfeld
4Brandon Bostick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
2Craig Watts
3Jesse Davis
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