TJ Barnes Returns, Jets add Former Discus Thrower
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.
We have signed OL Lawrence Okoye and DT T.J. Barnes to the practice squad and released CB Jeremy Harris from the practice squad.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 13, 2015
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.
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