Jets Sign Two to Active Roster; Add One to Practice Squad


As we mentioned yesterday, the New York Jets have made some additional roster moves.  Marcus Dixon was let go and then brought back.  Then the Jets made a change at punter.  Here is the official press release from the Jets which also mentions that LB Ricky Sapp has been released from the practice squad.

The New York Jets have signed DT Marcus Dixon and P Robert Malone to the active roster and added CB LeQuan Lewis to the practice squad.  The team has waived NT Isaako Aaitui and P T.J. Conley and released LB Ricky Sapp from the practice squad.  The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Dixon (DT/6-4/295/Hampton/Rome, GA) entered the league as an undrafted free agent with Dallas (05/02/08).  He joined the Jets after being claimed off waivers from the Cowboys (09/05/10).  In two seasons with the Jets he played in 19 games making four starts, collecting 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.  He was waived by the Jets on (09/01/12).
Malone (P/6-2/215/Fresno State/Riverside, CA) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville (05/03/10).  After being waived, he signed with Tampa Bay (10/13/10) where he played in 12 games and punted 52 times for 2,160 yards, averaging 41.5 yards per attempt.  He punted for the Detroit Lions for one game in 2011.  He spent training camp with the Chargers in 2012 prior to being waived (08/31/12).

Lewis (CB/5-11/187/Arizona State/Norwalk, CA) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans (07/29/11) and participated in their training camp before being waived (09/02/11). He signed with Oakland (05/14/12) as a free agent prior to being waived by the Raiders (06/21/12). He signed with the Jets (08/15/12) and was most recently waived after the final preseason game (08/31/12).

Aaitui (NT/6-4/315/UNLV/Pago Pago, American Samoa) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Miami (10/04/11) as a member of their practice squad, where he spent the final 13 weeks of the season. He spent training camp with the Dolphins in 2012 prior to being waived (08/31/12), when he was claimed by the Jets (09/01/12).
Conley (P/6-3/221/Idaho/Walla Walla, WA) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Jets (05/01/09).  In Conley’s one season with the team, he appeared in all 16 games.  Last season he punted 92 times for 3,926 yards, both the second-highest totals in franchise history.

Sapp (LB/6-4/252/Clemson/Bamberg, SC) was released by the Eagles during training camp (08/05/11). He was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2010, before being placed on injured reserve (08/31/10). Sapp signed to the Jets practice squad (10/31/11) and was added to the active roster before the final regular season game (12/29/11).  He was added to the Jets practice squad (09/01/12) after being waived following the final preseason game (08/31/12).


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