The New York Jets re-promoted Josh Adams to their active 53, signed a former Cleveland defender, and added two to their practice squad.
The New York Jets confirmed the additions of running back Josh Adams and safety Sheldrick Redwine to their active 53-man roster on Monday. They likewise added safeties Adrian Colbert and Jarrod Wilson to their practice squad, Adams’ former dwelling before his promotion.
Adams rejoins the Jets, having served as one of the more effective rushers on the team last season. The Notre Dame alum and former Philadelphia Eagle (working with current Jets general manager Joe Douglas in the latter locale) picked up 157 yards on 29 carries, two of which went for scores. Adams would later end the preseason with a team-best 62 yards on 12 attempts in the Jets’ 31-31 tie against Philadelphia in each team’s respective summer finale. It was Adams’ punch-in on a two-point conversion that set up the tie after regulation under the NFL’s adjusted rules that abolish overtime in preseason games.
The tying capper by Josh Adams. #Jets pic.twitter.com/tDALAbFJTo
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) August 28, 2021
He was among the Jets’ final cuts last week but now returns to the active roster. Adams previously appeared amongst the top ten in rookie rushers during his freshman NFL showing in 2018, tallying 511 yards with the Eagles.
On defense, the Jets shored up their secondary with some experience by acquiring the third-year safety Redwine, formerly of the Cleveland Browns. The Miami alum and fourth-round pick from 2019 tallied 69 tackles and one interception over 27 games (8 starts). Redwine also earned an interception during the Browns’ AFC Wild Card victory in January.
Former Miami Safety Sheldrick Redwine said playoff INT? I gotchu ? pic.twitter.com/Zff26LMGFR
— Saturday Gameday (@SaturdayGameday) January 11, 2021
In terms of the practice squad additions, Colbert is a former Robert Saleh comrade from the Bay Area. San Francisco, who had hired current Jets head Coach Saleh as defensive coordinator, originally chose him in the seventh round (229th overall) in the 2017 draft. He earned 58 tackles and forced two fumbles over a couple of seasons with the 49ers. Colbert spent the last two regular seasons with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants respectively and was on the New England Patriots training camp roster this summer.
As for Wilson, the Michigan alum built a five-year NFL career with Jacksonville after entering as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has earned 188 tackles and three interceptions during his time with the Jaguars.
The Jets open their season this Sunday on the road, taking on the Carolina Panthers (1 p.m. ET, CBS).
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags