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Jets Working Out Feel-Good Story Free Agent Lineman on Wednesday

David Kaestle
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is being worked out by the New York Jets.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is being worked out by the New York Jets. / Associated Press

During the 2020 season when the global pandemic was at its height, NFL offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif elected to opt out of the season, but not for the same reason many others did. He did it to complete his medical residency program so he could help on the front lines.

A five-year veteran with the Kansas City Chiefs at the time, Duvernay-Tardif went up to Montreal, Canada to finish his residency and help out any way he could.

He returned to the NFL in 2021 with the New York Jets, playing in eight games on their offensive line. He entered 2022 without a job, but could have one soon with the Jets bringing him in to work out on Wednesday.

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This would be an awesome story for a guy who did an incredibly selfless thing with the sole goal of assisting others.

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Regardless of whether New York ends up signing Duvernay-Tardif, that's the type of person you want in your locker room and on your offensive line specifically -- a player who loves protecting others. He did it for thousands during the pandemic, while the Jets would just need him to do it for one guy.

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