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Jets Sign Pair of Tryout Players on Offense

Any time a tryout player finds himself with an NFL contract it has a feel-good story element to it and there are a pair of player who are probably feeling pretty great right about now.

Wide receiver Calvin Jackson out of Washington State and Florida State offensive lineman Derrick Kelly have earned contracts with Gang Green.

Jackson, a 5′ 10” wide receiver joins Jermaine Johnson in making it all the way from the popular Netflix series “Last Chance U”, to the NFL.  The Washington state product finished 2021 with 987 yards on 66 catches and 7 touchdowns.  Jackson reportedly saw some work as a return man during his tryout.

Meanwhile, Kelly is a two year NFL vet who has appeared in seven games as a backup for the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants as.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

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. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.