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JoJo Natson Added to 53 man Roster

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In dire need of depth at the wide receiver position due to an injured Ardarius Stewart and a suspended Jeremy Kerley, the Jets have elevated receiver/return man JoJo Natson from their practice squad to the 53-man roster ahead of their Sunday afternoon meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A diminutive player at just 5′ 7”, Natson was added to the Jets practice squad after being let go by the Indianapolis Colts where he impressed in the pre-season, leading the Colts with 13 receptions.  The Akron product looked to be a lock to make the Colts’ roster before fumbling three times in one game to end the pre-season.

Natson is a shifty receiver with elite speed, having been clocked in the mid 4.4’s.  Natson says he can run a 4.38, a difficult claim to refute when you see him on film.  With the Jets, Natson will likely serve as a return man, but don’t rule him out as a possible playmaker on offense in John Morton’s west coast scheme.  Some expected Jalin Marshall to get the nod, but Natson makes sense at this point.

As a return man at Utah State and Akron, Natson returned five punts for touchdowns in three seasons in that role with a 12.6 yards per return average.  To make room for Natson, the Jets waived injured defensive lineman Ed Stinson and added cornerback Michael Hunter to the practice squad to take Natson’s place.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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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 for the past 17 years. He now resides in Bensalem, PA 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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