The New York Jets have signed DB Isaiah Trufant to the active roster and DL Matt Kroul to the practice squad. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Trufant (DB/5-8/170/Eastern Washington/Tacoma, Washington) was signed to the Jets practice squad on December 8, 2010. He played the 2010 season with the UFL’s Las Vegas Locomotives, where he was named 2010 UFL Defensive Player of the Year after he led the team with four interceptions. In 2009, Trufant recorded 13 tackles and four passes defensed with the Locos during the regular season and added two tackles in their 2009 UFL Championship Game victory over Florida. He also played in the Arena Football League with the Spokane Shock in 2006, the Kansas City Brigade in 2007 and the Arizona Rattlers from 2007-09.
Kroul (DL/6-3/300/Iowa/Mount Vernon, IA) played six games with the Jets this season, recording two tackles, before being waived on December 28, 2010. He originally joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2009, and spent last season on the practice squad. A 2008 semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy Award while at Iowa, Kroul set a school record by starting 50 consecutive games. He recorded 238 tackles, seven sacks and one interception during his college career.