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Joe Douglas Re-Signs Conor McDermott, Releases Rookie RB Zonovan Knight

Looking to add some veteran depth at offensive tackle where the Jets are sorely lacking, the Jets have re-signed veteran lineman Conor McDermott.

McDermott has spent the past three seasons with Gang Green, appearing in 28 games (six starts) in that time.  To make room for McDermott on the roster, the Jets let go of rookie running back Zonavan Knight who is likely to land on the team’s practice squad following an impressive pre-season.  That is, if another team doesn’t snap him up first.

McDermott (6-8, 305) re-signed with the Jets in March and played in six games (three starts) for the Jets last season, taking 134 snaps. He also took 13 snaps on special teams and had a touchdown reception against the Jaguars in Week 16. He was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round in 2017 out of UCLA. McDermott, who dealt with an ankle injury in training camp, has played in 36 games (28 with the Jets) and has made six career starts all with the Green & White.

Knight (5-10, 209) signed with the Green & White as an undrafted free agent out of N.C. State in May. He had 53 rushing yards and 1 TD on 15 carries in addition to 141 kick return yards on 5 attempts (28.2 avg). He ran for at least 745 yards in each of his three seasons at NC State, totaling 2,286 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns on 419 carries.

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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.