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Jets Re-Sign Fifth-Year Tight End Neal Sterling

He Rejoins TE Room with Chris Herndon, Eric Tomlinson & FA Daniel Brown


The Jets have fifth-year re-signed unrestricted tight end Neal Sterling.

Sterling (6'4", 257) was Jacksonville's seventh-round pick (220th overall) out of Manasquan High School and Monmouth University at the Jersey shore in the 2015 draft. He played his first two NFL seasons with the Jaguars, then signed as a free agent with the Jets just before the start of the 2017 season.

Except for one week with Kansas City, he was with the Jets the past two years, although 2018 was cut short for him by a concussion that landed him on Injured Reserve on Nov. 10. He became a UFA earlier this month before re-signing with the Green & White, filling out the tight ends room that wll include Chris Herndon, Eric Tomlinson and Jordan Leggett from last year's roster and free agent Daniel Brown.

In his two Jets seasons, Sterling has played in 16 games (five starts) and has 12 receptions for 129 yards (10.8 yards/catch). He was in for 229 offensive snaps and 183 special teams plays in both seasons combined. As a pro he has 35 games (six starts) in which he's made 24 catches for 239 yards (10.0 yards/catch).

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