New York Jets: 5 best signings of the 2015 offseason

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James Carpenter

Dec 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive guard James Carpenter (77) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 35-6. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Signing offensive lineman generally doesn’t create the biggest buzz for a team, but being a strong team in the trenches is an important thing. In 2009 and 2010 the Jets had one of the best offensive lines in football, but since then it has gotten older, and lost talent.

Last offseason, the Jets attempted to strength the right side of the offensive line by signing Breno Giacomini from the Seattle Seahawks. This offseason, the Jets would get another lineman from the Seahawks in James Carpenter.

The left guard position has been a weakness for the Jets since Alan Faneca left, as being in between Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson has helped hide the poor play. The signing of Carpenter will hopefully create a dominant left side of the offensive line that helped the Jets have deep playoff runs.

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