The Jets may have landed their guy in RB Le'Veon Bell this offseason, but that doesn't mean they're finished looking for running backs in free agency.
Spencer Ware, the former Chiefs running back, visited the Jets today, per ESPN's Rich Cimini. And according to ESPN's Field Yates, Gang Green will have another running back meeting on Thursday in the versatile former Packer Ty Montgomery.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has reported the Jets are not sold on Eli McGuire and Trenton Cannon has too small a sample size after his rookie season in 2018, which is why they're looking for depth. Other than free agency, the Jets have been diligent in scouting the top running backs in the NFL Draft as well.
Ware, 27, was the backup to Kareem Hunt and Darrell Williams when Hunt was cut last season. He totaled 246 yards on 51 attempts on the ground and 224 yards on 20 receptions through the air. This came in just 13 games (two starts) for Ware last season, but in 2016, he amassed 921 yards rushing over 14 starts.
So Ware is no stranger to a big workload, with 214 rushing attempts that season. He has also seen interest in the Lions and Colts thus far.
Montgomery, 26, can do it all whether its at running back, receiver, or even as a returner. He had 188 yards on the ground, 235 yards receiving, and 210 yards in the kick return game in 2018.
After Montgomery, the Jets may continue their search in the free agent market. T.J. Yeldon and Doug Martin are also still unsigned for next season.