With the apparent switch from the defensive line to fullback for Lawrence Thomas and placing Dylan Donahue on IR, the Jets had a couple of vacancies to fill in the front seven and they did so by adding former Arizona Cardinals lineman Ed Stinson and former New Orleans Saints linebacker Obum Gwacham.
We've signed DL Ed Stinson and LB Obum Gwacham and placed LB Dylan Donahue on IR.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 4, 2017
Head coach Todd Bowles should be somewhat familiar with Stinson from the time they spent together in 2014 when Bowles was the Cardinals defensive coordinator. The 6′ 3” 287 lb Stinson appeared in 10 games that season (2 starts), picking up just six tackles. For his career, the Alabama product has 22 tackles and 1 sack in 29 games.
Meanwhile, Gwacham is still a bit of a project, but one with off the charts measureables that make him worth kicking the tires.
Listed a 6′ 5” 231, the converted college wide receiver has played in 10 career games, picking up 2.5 sacks but only made the switch to defense in 2014 during his final season at Oregon State.
Donahue becomes the fourth Mike Maccagnan draft choice to land on IR joining Devin Smith, Lorenzo Mauldin and Charone Peake. He goes on IR having picked up three QB pressures without a sack in 4 games played.