With Le'Veon Bell a new centerpiece in the Jets' offense, the organization brought back two familiar faces to strengthen their blocking schemes Tuesday.
New York re-signed offensive lineman Bren Qvale and tight end Eric Tomlinson, who primarily operates as a blocking tight end in the offense. The team also confirmed the signing of tight end Daniel Brown.
Tomlinson ended last season on injured reserve after he dropped a weight on his foot. Before that, he made 12 starts and appeared in 15 games, and served as a special teams contributor. He first joined the Jets in 2016 and has played in 36 games total with 16 catches for 193 yards and one career touchdown.
However, the 6-foot-6 tight end's primary purpose in the offense is to serve as a blocker in run schemes.
Qvale has been with the Jets since 2014, when he began as a practice squad player. With experience at both tackle and guard, he offers versatility as a depth option on the offensive line.
The University of Nebraska product played all 16 games each of the last two seasons with eight starts. He's played 60 career games and made 14 starts.