Jets Claim Four, Start Assembling Practice Squad
The Jets have claimed four players who were waived by their teams yesterday. The four are as follows:
TE Will Tye: A former Giant, Tye fills a need at tight end with Austin Seferian-Jenkins suspended for the first two games of the season. Tye will likely join Jordan Leggett and Eric Tomlinson with Jason Vander Laan now on the bubble.
WR Kalif Raymond: Raymond, a speedy former Denver Broncos receiver will get a look as a return man for Gang Green.
LB Edmond Robinson: A former Viking out of Newberry college, Robinson has picked up just four tackles in 21 career games.
WR Domore’ea Stringfellow: The adddition of the 6′ 2” Stringfellow, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, could be bad news for current receiver Charone Peake.
The Jets also began assembling their practice squad and we’ll continue updating this article as names are added.
OL Geoff Gray: Released by the Packers, the former CFL product who the Jets showed some interest in way back in March when they attended Gray’s pro day in Canada. Tom SIlverstein first reported the signing.
OLB Frank Beltre: Beltre got off to a good start during camp but eventually levelled off. He’s now back with the team’s practice squad according to Ralph Vacchiano.
WR JoJo Natson: The diminutive Natson, a 5′ 8” WR has experience as a return man, something the Jets appear to be prioritizing this season. The move was reportedly confirmed through Natson’s agent.
DT Deon Simon: Simon had himself a solid year in 2016 and was seen as an ascending prospect. Expected by most to make the 53-man roster, Simon gives way to NT Mike Pennel who, in all reality, is better suited for the position.
Xavier Coleman: Jets fans should be happy to see Coleman come back for another look. He could have a future as a slot corner and comes back to the team despite missing time during camp with a knee injury. If not for the injury, Coleman may have made the 53.
OL Ben Braden: A former standout at Michigan who played multiple spots along the O-line, Braden showed the Jets enough in camp to work his way back on to the team’s practice squad.
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