JETS SIGN C NORM KATNIK TO ROSTER; WAIVE LB T.J. HOLLOWELL & DB JEREMY LESUEUR
New York City – The New York Jets announced today the signing of C Norm Katnik off of the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers and that LB T.J. Hollowell and DB Jeremy LeSueur were waived.
The announcements were made by Jets Executive Vice President/General Manager Terry Bradway.
Katnik, 6-4, 280-pounds, is a first-year player who has spent the last season and a half on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. A rookie free agent in 2004 out of the University of Southern California, Katnik was a four-year starter for the Trojans at all five offensive line positions. The native of Santa Ana, CA went to training camp this season with the Niners, was waived on final cut-downs and signed to their practice squad.
Hollowell, a 6-0, 235 pound product of Nebraska, was signed by the Jets on October 31, 2005. He originally was signed by the New York Giants as a rookie free agent on May 7, 2004, signed to their practice squad on September 7, 2004, and re-signed to the active roster October 13, 2004. In 2004, Holloway played on special teams in four games collecting one special teams tackle and played on the practice squad during the 2005 season. Holloway finished his college career with 173 tackles (76 solo), three-and-a-half sacks, 12 stops for losses, two INT, a FR and a FD. As a senior, he started all 12 games and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection after posting 75 tackles and one-and-a-half sacks. Holloway played in 12 games including a Rose Bowl his sophomore year. He played in two games for the Jets this season, was inactive for another, and collected two special teams tackles.
LeSueur, 24, was selected by Denver in the third round (85th overall) of the 2004 Draft. He was signed to the Jets practice squad on September 13 and to the active roster on October 5 after he was released by the Broncos on September 3. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve rehabbing a hernia injury. The 6-foot, 204-pound safety attended the University of Michigan, where he recorded 170 tackles, two sacks, 27 pass deflections and three forced fumbles while playing in 50 career games from 1999-03.