The New York Jets announced several additional roster moves today. As we mentioned yesterday, the team was down to one tight end in Joel Kroft after the Chris Herndon trade. Today they brought back both Dan Brown and Ryan Griffin. In addition to the Bless Austin move, the team also released Jabari Zuniga.
We’ve made the following roster moves:
Placed on IR:
OL Conor McDermott
LB Jarrad Davis
S Ashtyn Davis
Signed to active roster:
S Sharrod Neasman
TE Dan Brown
TE Ryan Griffin
CB Bless Austin
DE Jabari Zuniga
DE Timmy Ward
LB Quincy Williams
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 1, 2021
Griffin (6-6, 255) was released from the Jets Aug. 31 and battled a hamstring injury throughout training camp. Originally a waiver claim in 2019, he’s had 43 receptions, 406 yards and 5 TDs in 28 games (19 starts) with the Jets. A Texans’ sixth-round pick out of Connecticut in 2013, Griffin spent the first six seasons of his career in Houston. He has 179 career receptions, 1,897 yards and 12 TDs in 105 games (55 starts).
Brown (6-5, 247) was also released from the Green & White Aug. 31. He led the Jets in special-teams snaps in 2020 with 335 (75.5%) and took 28 snaps on offense. Entering his third season with the team, Brown played in 16 games for the Jets in 2019 and started in 5 games, totaling 7 receptions for 72 yards and 1 TD. He also finished third on the Jets with 11 special teams tackles. Originally a Ravens undrafted free agent out of James Madison in 2015, Brown has 44 catches, 420 yards and 2 TDs in 74 games (12 starts) over six seasons.
Neasman (6-0, 198) signed with the Jets Jun. 10 and was released Aug. 31. He spent the last three seasons with the Falcons with Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, who was with the organization from 2015-2020. Neasman first signed with Atlanta in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic and played two seasons with the Falcons before an offseason stint with the Saints in ’18. He’s played in 57 games (two starts) and has 80 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 4 pass defenses, 1 fumble recovery and 1 QB hit.