The Jets announced that they have signed ex-Raider UDFA and ex-Rutgers safety Anthony Cioffi.
The Jets have signed free agent safety Anthony Cioffi, a New Jersey resident who comes to the Green & White by way of the CFL.
Cioffi spent the previous two seasons with Ottawa in the Canadian Football League. As a linebacker and defensive back with the Redblacks, he totaled 97 defensive tackles, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, a fumble-recovery touchdown in 2018, and four sacks.
Cioffi, who grew up in Springfield, NJ, originally signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers, where he was a four-year starter and a teammate of current Jets CB Bless Austin. In the Raiders’ 2017 preseason he had 6 tackles and a forced fumble in four games, including a start in the preseason finale, then was a final cut in September.
This is obviously a depth signing because Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams are the starting safeties. SNY said Cioffi had a breakout season in the CFL.
He had a breakout year with the Ottawa Redblacks, tallying 61 defensive tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and one forced fumble over 18 games.
Here is Cioffi’s 40 yard dash from his pro day in 2017.
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