Still, Amaro is likely ahead of Jeff Cumberland in most pass packages (Cimini, June 17).
"We’re deep and talented at the tight end spot," Mornhinweg said recently. "That’s going to be an impressive position for the New York Jets for years to come."
Cumberland still seems to have the edge for blocking duties, as Amaro fits more of a big wide receiver-type than a old-style tight end.
I'm not sure I buy the suggestion that Amaro is ahead of Cumberland right now. All indications are that he has struggled at times, as he makes the adjustment from the spread - which he played in while at Texas Tech - to a West Coast offense. I would attribute the fact that he was getting reps ahead of Cumberland in certain packages to the fact that he needs as many reps as possible. Much like the Jets have admitted they have been doing with Dawan Landry at the safety position, I could see them relegating Cumberland - who should know the offense - to the second unit in order to get Amaro as many reps as possible to bring him up to speed.
Eric Allen from the Jets Official Site said on twitter yesterday that Zach Sudfeld had an excellent spring, so he might also be one to watch, which would indicate that Amaro has work to do if he wants to solidify his place in the rotation.