In terms of acquiring new players to the active roster, the New York Jets were quiet in the first window of waiver claims. They did, however make 13 practice squad signings official. What is most impressive for the Jets is the eye-opening amount of recently cut players they had claimed elsewhere.
New York Jets have seven players added by other teams:
Jets fans were either surprised or disappointed with a few releases in particular over the last two days. It was certainly warranted, as the Jets had a league-high seven players picked up by other teams.
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All three cornerbacks, second and third-year players the Jets let go of, were picked up. Javelin Guidry was added by the Arizona Cardinals. The Seattle Seahawks claimed Isaiah Dunn. Rachad Wildgoose was picked up by the Washington Commanders.
Mid-round picks in 2019, Chuma Edoga and Trevon Wesco were both picked up. Edoga was added by the Falcons. The Bears made a claim for the primarily blocking tight end, Wesco.
Fifth-round pick in 2021, defensive back Jason Pinnock was claimed by the nearby New York Giants.
Lastly, the Jets’ Week 1 opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, added linebacker and special teams contributor Del’Shawn Phillips.
Safe to say, Joe Douglas has done his job of creating depth and competition to round out the bottom of the Jets roster. To have seven cut players claimed in the first waiver period is quite impressive.
New York Jets make practice squad signings official:
So far, out of 16 practice squad spots, the Jets have signed 15 players to it. 13 of the 15 players already spent this summer with the Jets and signed back. The Jets signed the following 15 players to their practice squad:
- Chris Streveler, QB
- Tarik Black, WR
- Irvin Charles, WR
- Calvin Jackson, WR
- Kenny Yeboah, TE
- Grant Hermanns, OT
- Chris Glaser, OL
- Bradlee Anae, DE
- Jonathan Marshall, DT
- Tanzel Smart, DT
- Hamsah Nasirildeen, LB
- DQ Thomas, LB
- Chazz Surratt, LB
- Craig James, DB/ST
- Will Parks, S
One new addition the Jets made, Chazz Surratt, is 25 years old. He was, however, just drafted last year by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round. He is not the biggest at 6-foot-1 and 227 pounds. At North Carolina, Surratt had a successful college career. What he provides is a ton of speed and athleticism. As still an inexperienced player to the NFL game, it is worth trying to develop his athletic gifts for the Jets. The Jets have some concerns at linebacker, and bringing in a young player like Surratt is ideal.
One particular player, the Jets, let go of who could still potentially be brought back to the practice squad is edge defender, Jabari Zuniga.