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Jets’ Catapano to get Chance at Starting Linebacker Spot

By Glenn Naughton


In a report he filed with ESPN New York, Jets beat writer Rich Cimini shared an interesting note in regards to Jets defensive lineman/linebacker Mike Catapano who is reportedly garnering serious consideration as a starter this season at outside linebacker.

An in-season addition after being let go by the Kansas City Chiefs, Catapano spent some time on the Jets practice squad before appearing in 3 games, playing 53 snaps and picking up a sack of Eli Manning against the Giants before suffering a season-ending lisfranc injury not long after the sack.

In his limited time, the 6′ 4” 270 lb Princeton product impressed coaches and fans with a non-stop motor that has helped him go from free agent, to practice squad, to situational pass rusher who now has a chance to  make a name for himself and fill a gaping hole in the Jets defense on the outside in 2016.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

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.

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