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Jets Sign XFL Defensive Player of the Year Pita Taumoepenu

Having parted ways with injured linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen earlier in the day, XFL defensive player of the year Pita Taumoepenu has been scooped up by Joe Douglas and the Jets.

The former 49ers draft pick finished the XVL season with 7.5 sacks and 8 tackles for loss as a member of the XFL’s Las Vegas Vipers.

From 2017 to 2021, the former Utah Product appeared in 11 games for the Broncos, Falcons and 49ers, picking up five tackles.  He was selected in the sixth round (202nd overall) of the 2017 draft while Jets head coach Robert Saleh was a member of the 49ers coaching staff.

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.

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