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Jets Claim Former Patriots’ DE Kony Ealy on Waivers

Kony Ealy

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets made a waiver claim for defensive end Kony Ealy. Ealy was recently waived by the Patriots in a surprise move since they gave up draft position to get him.

The Jets claimed defensive end Kony Ealy off waivers a day after the Patriots cut him, a source confirmed. Ealy joined the Patriots in March in a trade from the Panthers. New England sent its second-round pick to Carolina in exchange for Ealy and a third-round selection. But Ealy was not a fit in New England, and Bill Belichick cut him loose.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ealy is best known for his Super Bowl 50 performance with the Panthers. He had three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in the loss to the Broncos. That was only 18 months ago, but Ealy is now joining his third team.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

Phil Sullivan

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