Dan Feeney will re-sign with the New York Jets
Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets have agreed to re-sign interior offensive lineman Dan Feeney on a one-year deal.
Jets are bringing back OL Dan Feeney on a one-year deal, according to a source
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 16, 2022
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 16, 2022
Feeney, who will turn 28 in May, established himself as a fan-favorite among Jets fans for his offseason antics at New York Islanders games after signing with the team on a one-year, $3.5 million contract. More importantly, he provided decent depth late in the season as he made three starts in relief, one at left guard and two at center (he officially had five starts, but in two of those he was just on the field at the start of the game as an extra blocker).
The Indiana product tends to struggle in pass protection but showed in 2021 that he can have some moments in the run game. A fairly decent athlete, Feeney looked like a good fit in the Jets’ running scheme and helped facilitate some tremendous rushing success during his late-season action.
Feeney joins Greg Van Roten, Conor McDermott (who was re-signed prior to free agency), and Chuma Edoga as the primary backup offensive linemen on the Jets’ roster at the moment. Van Roten can be released to clear $3.5 million in cap space with no dead money.
A third-round pick (71st overall) of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017, Feeney is entering his sixth NFL season. He has played 79 games in his career, starting 62 of those. The Orland Park, Illinois native has only missed two games out of 81 possible appearances.