The New York Jets Add Kaare Vedvik and 3 Other New Waiver Claims

New York Jets, Kelvin Beachum

On Saturday the New York Jets assembled their 53-man roster and they acquired some interesting pieces through waivers. The New York Jets enter the season with a roster that oozes talent but lacks depth. Expect at least two of the four pickups to play a big part on the Jets and contribute to a potentially great season of Jets football.

DB Bennett Jackson

Bennett Jackson is a former 6th round pick of the New York Giants back in the 2014 NFL draft. Bennett has experience playing both cornerback and safety and provides depth and versatility for the Jets secondary. Bennett hasn’t played a regular-season game in his five-year career but has been solid in preseason.

K/P Kaare Vedvik

The New York Jets have potentially found their new kicker for the 2019 season in Kaare Vedvik. The Norwegian native was released from the Minnesota Vikings weeks after being traded for a 5th round pick from the Baltimore Ravens. The New York Jets have expressed interest in Vedvik over the last two seasons, but they never were able to materialize a trade for him. Over the past two seasons, Vedvik has been a preseason standout and has garnered the attention of many executives around the league. Vedvik is also special because of his ability to be an effective punter as well. If Vedvik can kick for the New York Jets the same way he was in Baltimore the Jets will have found their kicker for the next couple of years.

DE John Franklin-Myers

John Franklin-Myers is a former 4th round pick of the Los Angeles Rams and special teams’ standout. JFM is defensive end who was arguably the Rams best special teams player last year. JFM has shown flashes of being a solid player in the league racking up 10 tackles and 2 sacks in 2018 as well as forcing a fumble against the New England Patriots in last years super bowl. JFM was a fan favorite in Los Angeles last year and won team rookie of the year.

WR/PR Braxton Berrios

Berrios is a former 6th round pick of the New England Patriots in 2018 who played wide receiver for the University of Miami. Berrios will be an essential part to the New York Jets this year as he will be their punt returner following the release od Greg Dortch. Berrios averaged 10.4 yards per return in college and has one return touchdown.