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TJ Barnes Returns, Jets add Former Discus Thrower

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By Glenn Naughton

 

In a move that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the Jets have added defensive lineman TJ Barnes to their practice squad after clearing waivers.

Barnes was let go make room for safety Ronald Martin earlier this week.

The team also announced the signing of project offensive lineman Lawrence Okoye, a former British Olympic Discus thrower and rugby player.

The Jets listed Okoye as an offensive lineman despite having entered the league as a defensive lineman having never played a down of football before spending a short time with the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive lineman.

For some Jets fans, the move is bound to bring back memories of Hayden Smith, a former rugby player who was signed by former GM Mike Tannenbaum as his own project.  One that didn’t pan out as Smith recorded one career catch in just 5 games.

 

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.