The Jets made one final waiver claim to complete their “mini-draft”:
Jets claim former Colts OT Ben Ijalana, per source.—
Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 01, 2013
We’ll put up another post with the corresponding roster moves in a few moments.
Bent, TheJetsBlog.comThe 6’4″ 317-pound Ijalana was a second round pick in 2011, but tore his ACL after playing just 37 snaps at left tackle in his first appearance as a rookie. Then, in 2012, he tore his ACL again. He did get back to full health again and played left tackle for the Colts in preseason (where he received a +4.2 grade from PFF and did not surrender a sack in 67 snaps). He had been considered a guard by many draft sources.
Stay tuned to TJB for the BGA scouting reports for Ijalana, Scott Solomon and Alex Green over the next day or so.