Jets confirm eight UDFA signings

As you’ll already know if you’ve been following our UDFA tracker, the Jets have signed eight undrafted free agents since the draft ended. The Jets confirmed those today, according to Randy Lange:

The Jets have agreed to terms with eight undrafted free agents:
■ Tevon Conrad, OT, Saginaw Valley State (6’9″, 320)
■ Steele Divitto, ILB, Boston College (6’2″, 237)
■ Anthony Grady, DE, Missouri State (6’7″, 289)
■ Kerry Hyder, DT/DE, Texas Tech (6’2″, 280)
■ Terrence Miller, TE, Arizona (6’4″, 234)
■ Brent Qvale, OT, Nebraska (6’7″, 315)
■ Zach Thompson, DE, Wake Forest (6’5″, 265)
■ Chad Young, FB, San Diego State (5’10”, 240)

If you check out our UDFA tracker (as linked above), there are also details of some players who have been invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.




147 comments
@denzilland
@denzilland

Zach Thompson, defensive end, Wake Forest: Should relate well to Rex Ryan because he has a twin brother, Patrick, the Wake Forest quarterback ... Listed at 6-4, 271 ... Career numbers: 12 sacks, 73 solo tackles and 22 tackles for loss ... Ran well at his pro day -- 4.78 seconds in the 40. Brandon Dixon our sixth round pick is also a twin he has a brother Brian Dixon who is also a DB like Brandon here is video of them doing DB drills. http://m.youtube.com/results?q=brandon%20dixon%20highlights&sm=1

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Check this out:   "With the right time and preparation, there isn’t any reason why Boyd couldn’t eventually become an NFL starter. If Smith struggles and the boo birds start to come out, Ryan will replace him with Vick because of his inaction to replace Sanchez with Tim Tebow when Sanchez struggled. If Vick gets hurt, will Boyd get a chance to start or will Smith return as the head signal-caller? Quarterback Matt Simms will also have something to say about all that, and the Jets will have a media circus on its hands that will finally mean the end of the Ryan era in New York.

For whatever reason, the Jets continue to bury themselves in holes that are too deep to ever climb out of."


Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2014/05/11/new-york-jets-create-more-qb-controversy-by-drafting-tajh-boyd/?dZk74E0f1ZHeG41h.99

bob
bob

Is this a preview for next years draft.

blackwood1
blackwood1

I still think trading a 6 or 7 next yr for the rights to Blackmon is a no brainer, I know he has had issues but he is also on his last strike. I get we are building around high character guys but I think that's another reason to roll the dice. We have a strong locker room that can lift up a troubled alcoholic on his last chance. If it works out we have another stud WR if not we cut him & lose nothing.

grtfuljet
grtfuljet

Aren't you counting Barnes twice?

__fense
__fense

Do the drafted rookies count as on the roster until their signed? That's what I figure is up with having 91 players right now. It would give them some time to figure out who to cut before signing the last draftee. 

marcus81
marcus81

what happened with Amaro and his angry tweet, was he angry at the Pats? I saw a deal that would have sent him to the Texans for their 2nd round pick and Mallet, but apparently it never happened, which makes me glad, 1 less top pick for the Patsies

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Someone yesterday mentioned that the Tahj Boyd pick was us getting brady or something to that affect, wouldn't it be ironic if it turns out true..lol, NE hurts Geno( I hope not) and we're like 8-4, and Rex throws in Tahj Boyd because Vick is hurt too..no surprise there, And were like that's it just end the season, then he manages to win games, gets us into the playoffs, the Defense steps up big time and so does the running game, then we face NE in the AFC Championship game, NE isn't taking us seriously then we rout them out of their own stadium into the superbowl....and weather we win or not, I don't care payback mf's for all those years Brady has burned us. lol

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  What, no follow-up to the napalm you just just tossed out below? 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100  May 27th is the first one FWIW.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  


"Ryan will replace him with Vick because of his inaction to replace Sanchez with Tim Tebow when Sanchez struggled."


No. 


"QuarterbackMatt Simms will also have something to say about all that, and the Jets will have a media circus on its hands that will finally mean the end of the Ryan era in New York."


Lol. Matt Simms is getting cut, he stinks and Ryan likes Boyd more. There will be no media circus. Boyd is not starting this year, he is a developmental player with some upside. He's going to run scout teams and his mobility will be good to replicate mobile starting QB's in practice so they don't have to rely on WR's or RB's to do it. Vick has stated, unequivocally, that Geno is the starter and Vick's there to push him. Boyd is there to learn underneath both. This is how actual NFL QB depth charts behave when they have a young incumbent starter. 


Please take a hike with the bullsh--. Just because when the media says "jump!" you ask "how high!?" doesn't mean you should waste your breathe trying to convince other fans to. 

Pete 57
Pete 57

That has got to be the most contrived controversy I have ever seen. The headline should be, "By adding talented players to the roster the Jets have created a problem for themselves".

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

@JETS_  wow... crossing my fingers this kid turns out to be something special

tsjc68
tsjc68

@grtfuljet  No, we have a TJ Barnes (NT) and an Antwan Barnes (OLB).  Sorry for the confusion, should have included first initials.

Bent
Bent moderator

@__fense  Yes, they automatically go on a minimum level tender, which is just a placeholder for their eventual contract.

harold
harold

@__fense

I am pretty sure they count right away.  You have like 24 hours before you need to cut guys so we will probably see one person cut tomorrow.

jaym
jaym

pictures work now?

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@marcus81 didn't seem like it wss directed at any team in particular, but maybe a team that told him they'd draft him passed on him.

kniff
kniff

@Pablo Bruno You sure know how to get ME fired up Pablo... I've got Great kids, motorcycles, hard rock, and a Construction business, but NY Jets Football, and some of you knuckleheads sure fill in the voids!! What a great scenario you just painted...


Mean and Green 2014!!

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Pablo Bruno  I'm just glad that the late-round upside QB gamble we gambled on was mobile Tajh Boyd instead of bronzed-about-to-be-toppled-statue-of-Saddam-Hussein Zach "Jim Druckenmiller" Mettenberger.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Bent @jake100  Bent, I cant wait, I am having football withdrawals! Less than 3 months to pre season games, it can't come fast enough!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @marcus81  The rumor I heard was that the Pats did tell him they'd draft him if he was available when they picked in the first and so the tweet was aimed at them.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@tsjc68 @Pablo Bruno  I'm surprised the Steelers didn't take Mettenberger, or did they, don't remember, anyway, Rothlisberger would be the best mentor for Mettenberger, you can call them the berger franchise, haha

kniff
kniff

@tsjc68 @Pablo BrunoOK 68 you successfully killed all my 6'-5" Mettenberger as a Jet Rock and Roll fantasies, you can roll the credits now lol!!


Here's to hopin' Boyd blows all of our collective minds...

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Bent @jake100  Yeah, that is one advantage to a late draft, but for the players and coaches, I think the April draft was more advantageous.

One thing about us die-hards, when you follow football year round like we do, the season comes faster.


I don't know how the Jets will do this season as there have been a lot of changes, but I am more excited than ever, and actually cautiously optimistic. Lets give them hell!

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100 @Bent  Yep, we're more than halfway there (from the SB to the first preseason game).  That's not usually the case when the draft is earlier.

jaym
jaym

@Bent @jaym

GIF's don't work "sigh"



tsjc68
tsjc68

@Bent @tsjc68  I think it's on the Outdoor Life Channel, right next to Hockey.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68 @Bent  You're telling me to watch the WNBA draft?


No.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @tsjc68 @Pablo Bruno  I doubt he was too fond of the Inemkpali pick though.