The Jets have signed free agent fullback Ful Vakapuna. Originally a seventh round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009 Vakapuna played collegiately at Brigham Young University. He is probably better known for appearing on the HBO show “Hard Knocks” then anything he’s done on the football field.
Cut by the Bengals before the 2009 season Vakapuna ended up on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad before being re-acquired by the Bengals added him to their 53-man roster. Vakapuna was expected to make the Bengals in 2010 but was released due to a shoulder injury. He was released again in 2011 by the Bengals and signed with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad in October only to be removed by November.
There have been rumors that the Jets are not please with incumbent fullback John “The Terminator” Connor and would like to bring in some competition. Given that Vakapuna has never appeared in an NFL game over three seasons he’ll be a long shot to even make the roster.