DE Mike Catapano Placed on IR
The Jets announced today that Mike Catapano has been placed on I.R. It is a tough break for Catapano who was seeing the field regularly and seemed to be making the most of his chance.
We have placed DE Mike Catapano on IR, added S Ronald Martin to the active roster & signed TE Brandon Bostick to the practice squad.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 8, 2015
Glenn Naughton gave us some background on Mike Catapano last week.
When the Jets waived linebacker Quinton Coples last week, it was assumed that Mauldin would see his workload increase, but few people expected Catapano to benefit quite so soon, if at all.
Added in early September after being let go by the Chiefs despite a strong showing in the pre-season, Catapano was promoted to the active roster on November 21st and was given plenty of opportunities against Miami as he was on the field for 42 plays.
A local kid from Bayville, New York, the former Princeton standout didn’t register a sack, but he did generate multiple pressures on Tannehill as he moved around the defensive line as well as being used at several linebacker spots.
Catapano may be an unknown to most fans at this point, but he clearly did something to impress a Jets coaching staff in search of a pass rushing presence.
Ronald Martin joins the active roster and Brandon Bostick joins the practice squad.
Martin will be getting his third active-roster stint this season. He was acquired from Seattle on waivers after final cutdown, played in the first three games, was waived and then-resigned to the practice squad, then played against the Bills before being waived and re-signed to the practice squad again.
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