The New York Jets have re-signed tight end Zach Sudfeld to a one-year deal, according to his agent Jason Bernstein.
Sudfeld, 26, has been with the Jets since 2013 after being claimed off waivers. A torn ACL in minicamp set him back last season as he spent the year on IR.
Sudfeld's deal is worth $600,000, the minimum for a fourth-year player, according to the Associated Press
The 6-foot-7 Sudfeld was a restricted free agent that wasn't tendered.
Coming off an ACL tear it remains to be seen what Sudfeld will provide the Jets in 2016. Sudfeld has wowed in training camps thanks to his towering size, but has struggled to put it together with the Patriots and Jets in games. While the Jets are among one of the thinnest tight end groups in the league, they don't seem to be placing a priority on finding a free agent to help bolster their group. Despite there being a lot of talented players at the position at the start of free agency there are probably two reasons why the Jets aren't diving into the market with more gusto.
First, the initial market on free agency has given out some extremely pricey contracts to guys like Ladarius Green, Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener. Without that much money to spend, the Jets might be dumpster diving for another player or two in a few weeks. Second, Chan Gailey proved last year that he can effectively run an offense without involving the tight end all that much by using bigger receivers and four receiver sets.