The Jets plan to sign former Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
As Garafolo notes, Griffin has a chance to come into Jets camp and make an immediate impact on the team, with Chris Herndon set to miss the first four games of the season serving a suspension for a DUI in January 2018.
Griffin will join a tight end corps that is in severe need of a pass-catcher, with Herndon -- entering just his second NFL season -- topping all Jets tight ends in career receptions, with 39.
Daniel Brown, who signed with the Jets as a free agent in March, spent the last five seasons with the Bears and Ravens. He's made 35 catches in his career, but none in the 14 games in which he appeared for the Bears last season.
Eric Tomlinson has been with the Jets for three seasons since he signed in 2016, but has only logged 16 catches in that time. Rookie Trevon Wesco was drafted out of West Virginia in the fourth round in April.
Griffin, meanwhile, appeared in 77 games for the Texans over the last six seasons, catching a total of 136 passes. His career year came in 2016, where he made 50 receptions for 442 yards and two touchdowns. He was released by the Texans earlier this offseason.