Roster Update: Jets sign eight, work out several more




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bob
bob

Sounds like the Jets are gonna sign some more players. What do you guys think?

theeditor
theeditor

They really should resign WR Ryan Spadola.

dgdg
dgdg

Was Dalton Freeman on the practice squad all year?

NJJDB
NJJDB

Good to see us keeping Rontez at the ready.

Bent
Bent

@bob Yeah, bob, that's what they did last year.  They signed eight on the day after the season and then four more a couple of days later, then a couple more that week and a couple more before the end of January, so stay tuned.

Bent
Bent

@theeditor You can't sign a player that's on another team's practice squad until seven days after their last game.  As noted above most practice squad players end up signing a futures deal with that team and indeed that's what happened already with Spadola, so he's under contract with Miami.

Malty by nature
Malty by nature

@dgdg he was on IR, which was a strange move since they had to pay him all year to keep him there, but they must really like him and did it to protect him

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@Bent@theeditorI was wondering about the rules wrt raiding another team's PS, so thanks for clearing that up. But it does seem like it's possible to sign a guy on a playoff team's PS 7 days later IF they can convince him that he won't get playing time with that team because they're loaded at his position. - Wonder how Idzik looks in a sales cap? :)

Bent
Bent

@Malty by nature @dgdg While Freeman was injured in camp, he actually didn't go on injured reserve in the end and was indeed on the practice squad all year.


There was some speculation that this is what they'd do with him but in the end they cut him and had him on the practice squad all year so he could have been picked up by another team.  Maybe they don't like him that much after all, although keeping him on the practice squad all year is a good sign.