With the Tampa Bay Bucs game just a few days away and plenty of covid cases still impacting their roster, the Jets have protected four players on their practice squad this week.
#Jets are protecting four players on the practice squad this week:
– TE Dan Brown
– C Ross Pierschbacher
– G Dru Samia
– DT Tanzel Smart
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) December 28, 2021
According to Dennis Waszak of the Associated Press, Gang Green is protecting TE Dan Brown, C Ross Pierschbacher, G Dru Samia and DT Tanzel Smart.
Smart had a fantastic preseason for the Jets and has stuck on the practice squad all season. Brown was traded to the Chiefs for guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif before being let go by KC and re-signed by the Jets.
Samia is a guard who has played in fifteen career games (4 starts) with the Minnesota Vikings while Pierschbacher is an Alabama product who has played a handful of snaps in 8 games. During his time with the Crimson Tide, he was lauded for his versatility, playing up and down the Alabama line under head coach Nick Saban.