Jets Claim Former Vikings Offensive Lineman Pat Elflein

Today, the New York Jets claimed former Vikings offensive lineman Pat Elflein to help a struggling offensive line.

The Minnesota Vikings released Elflein over the weekend after being activated from the injured reserve list.

In his four seasons with Minnesota, he has started at both the guard and center positions. He has played 44 games and started 43 of them.

In 2017, Pat Elflein made the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Ever since his stellar rookie season, Elflein has fallen down a hill.

In his rookie season, he started at center for the Vikings. Ultimately, his season ended with a broken ankle in the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Jets have a struggling offensive line unit. Elflein would certainly be an improvement over someone like Greg Van Roten or Alex Lewis.

It’s crystal clear that general manager Joe Douglas is willing to make changes to his own revamped unit.

If Elflein is indeed a depth player rather than a starter, he’s certainly an upgrade over Josh Andrews.

Versatility remains a factor in offensive line signings for Joe Douglas.

He is the second waiver wire pickup of the week for the Jets. The team claimed former Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine.

 

 

 

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