Over the past couple of days the New York Jets front office has been working at a frenetic pace to fill out the back end of their 53-man roster. On Sunday the team announced the following moves:
Claimed 4 players off of waivers
OL Colin Baxter (San Diego), WR Mardy Gilyard (St. Louis), QB Kevin O’Connell (Miami), and S Andrew Sendejo (Dallas).
Baxter will provide offensive line depth, Gilyard has some return ability, and O’Connell knows the Jets offensive system as he has been with the team the last couple of years. As for Sendejo, not exactly sure what he brings to the table. Is he an upgrade over the recently traded Dwight Lowery?
Waived 3 players
LB Aaron Maybin, DT Martin Tevaseu, and DB Isaiah Trufant.
While waiving Maybin is not a huge surprise, it would have been interesting to see what he could do in Rex’s system. In terms of a roster spot why not waive injured wide receiver Logan Payne? Is he really that valuable to the Jets?
Placed QB Greg McElroy on injured reserve with an injured right thumb.
Got to really feel bad for this kid as he was continuing to improve while filling in for Mark Brunell.
Signed the following players to the practice squad:
Josh Baker (TE/6-3/244/Northwest Missouri/Chesapeake, VA)
Matthias Berning (LB/6-0/236/Central Michigan/Duisberg, Germany)
Trevor Canfield (G/6-5/307/Cincinnati/Cincinnati, OH)
Jarron Gilbert (DT/6-5/285/San Jose St./New Orleans, LA)
Matt Kroul (OL/6-3/300/Iowa/Mount Vernon, IA)
Julian Posey (CB/5-11/187/Ohio/Cincinnati, OH)
Patrick Turner (WR/6-5/220/Southern California/Nashville, TN)