Jets practice squad forming up

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Safety and special teams standout Rontez Miles has signed to the team’s practice squad. (Bassett, Aug. 31)

Defensive lineman Tevita Finau has been signed to the team’s practice squad. (Canter, Aug. 31)

OL Brent Qvale has been signed by the Jets to their practice squad. (Steinberg, Aug. 31)

QB Matt Simms cleared waives and has been signed to the team’s practice squad. (Walder, Aug. 31)

DL Kerry Hyder has been signed to the team’s practice squad. (Waszak, Aug. 31)

TE Chris Pantale was signed to the team’s practice squad.  (Waszak, Aug. 31)

Update: 6:26 p.m.: RB Daryl Richardson was signed to the practice squad (Jets, Aug. 31).


Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Finau: Tevita is a player that the Jets seem to like and might have a chance at becoming a contributor to this defense in future years.  More time on the practice squad will only help Finau to hone his game for the active roster.

Miles: The safety was singled by Ryan out for taking every opportunity afforded him and we imagine Rex wants to see Miles make the active roster at some point this season.  For now, the team’s woes in the secondary had to take priority.

Hyder: The young defensive lineman was praised a few time by head coach Rex Ryan.  Like Finau, it’s a good group for the youngster to learn from but could be a hard unit to crack based on the players on the active roster.

Pantale: This is Pantale’s second time around with the Jets and there’s some potential for the Jets as he demonstrated on a long catch and run in a blown coverage against the Eagles.  Pantale is a good project player for the Jets.

Qvale: Offensive line for the Jets is a tough unit to crack with all the investment the team has made in young talent, but as a former Huskers product, Qvale has the right college pedigree and might be another possibility for the Jets as a long-term backup for this unit.

Richardson: The running back had a good camp and while the Jets are full up with Johnson, Ivory and Powell, Richardson is a solid player that might be helpful for the Jets down the road.

Simms: The Jets needed a third quarterback who knows the system in case of emergency and knowing the system and playing some solid football in mop-up duty this summer made the decision to add Simms to the practice squad an easy one.

Update: While only seven have been uncovered and announced so far here’s a few more players that we could see making the practice squad: Tajh Boyd, Troy Davis and Jeremy Reeves and if he has the eligibility Johnny Patrick along with LeQuan Lewis, who moved off in a corresponding transaction by claiming Leon McFadden.




226 comments
jetsjerk
jetsjerk

C'mon Idzik, 3 spots on the PS left...what's next?

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

I think Idzik was going to end up taking heat at some point no matter what . If he signs a big corner this past off season then we most likely lose a big piece a year or two from now . Not signing someone and hoping the young guys develop allows them more flexibility over the next few seasons but it is going to frustrate a lot of fans as it will have its growing pains. Still early in Idzik's tenor , we have to show some faith .

WW85
WW85

I think McFadden is worse than Lewis. McFadden is a penalty machine and Lewis was holding his own. Thankfully we have 7 WRs because you know idzik likes them and the NYJ often play spread offense

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Rex Ryan:  I apologize to my players and the fans for the decisions made during the offseason, particularly not signing guys like Verner, Revis, DRC and some others, I'm embarrased, but with this said I vouched for those guys, but Idz... I mean brass had other plans, for this reason I will put in for my resignation effectively today. 

GratefulJet
GratefulJet

How is Brandon Dixon not signed yet ? Did they hate him that much ?  We kept practically every other draft pick and he's a corner.

Christopher Lewis
Christopher Lewis

Like last year the two most important players for the offensive will be Mangold and Kirley, as long as they are health we should be fine. 

williamg1
williamg1

One week from now, the Jets will have won their first game, and the media and fans will be more unhappy than usual. 

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

The best defense is a good offense, that will be, must be our theme this season, Get an explosive wideout via trade, a good or even an exceptional corner isn't going to help us much, the combination of an deep backfield and an explosive aerial attack, combined with a dominant front 7 will take us far this season.

Kristin Klemmer Shuffler
Kristin Klemmer Shuffler

Milliner last year, Pryor this year…2 first round picks on the secondary the last 2 years and people bitching that Idzik didn't waste his $ on a quick patchwork secondary fix. He is building a team here not looking for ways to waste $ that we need to resign some of our own players. Yeah Patterson didn't work out and Dex got hurt but it's not like we were an overpaid CB away from winning the Superbowl. Perfection takes time.

WW85
WW85

Dex was unlucky but how Idzik is handling the roster now really disappoints me. Carrying 7 WRs when we have such a glaring need at CB is just frustrating. Cutting Lewis who was at least performing doesn't make sense. Enunwa should be on the PS.

NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

@WW85

Lewis looked terrible. Not sure if McFadden is any better but I didn't see Lewis holding his own.

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

Posting your own tweets is both hilarious and sad.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@williamg1 Not really, They'll say it's a game we should have won, and they'll be particular about the way we won if we don't blow them out.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Pablo Bruno No one is giving away elite wideouts via trade.  Can we at least play a game before calling to get a receiver?  I don't think this is high on the list of Jets needs right now.

rock316nyj
rock316nyj

If geno takes a similar step to russell wilson then an argument could be made we are close to where seattle was before their rise...idzik badly missed the boat with revis. period. If the order came from woody then fine, but the chance to bring back a franchise player who realized he's a star in NY under rex, and the best cb in football, you can't pass that up...him and milliner would be the best combo rex has had with a front 7 that is easily top 5, oh yeah and pryor....that is a defense that can win a super bowl with a component offense

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

How many CBs are you actually going to play in a game? It's not about quantity.

jetsjerk
jetsjerk

@WW85 Dex looked prety bad in preseason. Perhaps bad enough for Idzik to admit he would take way too long to coach up, especially knowing the immediate glaring need at CB.  Things change. There's still 3 PS spots that remain for kickdowns.  And hopefully, we'll sign some immediate starting talent...GO JETS!!

NJJDB
NJJDB

@Oberyn1 "Yo dawg, I heard you liek your posts, so we put a post in your post so you can post while you post!"

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

I don't know whether to laugh, or pee.

marcus81
marcus81

@HarthorneWingoStarr @GratefulJet  if they sign him don't they have to have put him on their roster? from what I understand Jets had the first shot at putting him on the PS, Idzik keeps his picks usually, Dixon had very good athletic ability but needed to be coached up.

GratefulJet
GratefulJet

@Christopher Lewis We knew he would take some work when we drafted him even if it was the 6th round.  If we decide to let him go without trying to put him on the practice squad I'd consider it a miss.


Idzik carries pretty much all his picks and I was hoping he'd have some potential especially after we lost McDougle.  We sure didn't get any veteran help at corner.

NYCPEinGermany
NYCPEinGermany

@rock316nyj "idzik badly missed the boat with revis. period."


unperiod - it's nonsense. Revis didn't want to be here, woody didn't want him. There was zero chance of that happening.

Pat d
Pat d

Revis is not the best CB in football and he wasn't coming to NY.

koala
koala

@rock316nyj if you think we missed a chance to sign revis this offseason, you haven't been paying attention. He was never coming here. The Pats essentially have Revis on a one year deal at the moment (they won't be paying him the $20m next year). I'm fine with Woody/Idzik moving on from that circus

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

Can't tell if that's saruman or gandalf as his avatar.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

He wasn't picked up off the waiver, the Bucs signed him as a FA, so he could go straight to their PS. The Jets may have offered him a spot too and he just chose the Bucs.

Pat d
Pat d

Who cares about respect. Who cares about the media.

rock316nyj
rock316nyj

@koala @rock316nyj Ego's were what got in the way of a smart football decision....sign him long term 12 mill per, jet for life paired with milliner, cb not an issue for foreseeable future, plus pryor, and that is a potentially dominant secondary...not even answering the phone for discussion was cutting off your nose to spite your face in full effect....I have yet to hear one logical reason for us not to at least negotiate...WORST case scenario he uses us and the PATS PAY MORE....best case scenario hes a jet!!!! He wants to finish his career as a Jet and returns to best cb in football and we get richardson for free. Same contract as Pats? Fine, we have injury protection with no cap hit beyond this yr...Long term? Even better

rock316nyj
rock316nyj

@koala @rock316nyj WE HAVE 20+ MILL UNUSED RIGHT NOW! I understand possibly not breaking the bank on unknowns like a Verner or even the $/yrs on DRC....but we KNOW what Revis is in this defense...and clearly you haven't been paying attention because he DID want to come back here...Why couldn't we offer the Pats deal or even a bit more and still be sitting with 10 mill for this year and a great situation still for next year

carlhungus
carlhungus

All sourced from the holy trinity of journalistic hackery, and floated to them from the 2 biggest dooches in player representation. ......he wasn't coming back here unless he was paid 10 to 20 % more than anyplace else...... $$#^* him......

elmoron
elmoron

I'm pretty sure Revis wanted to come back. I'm also pretty sure he was likely playing teams off each other, but that's just smart business in a very tough league. Woody wouldn't even consider it and, while that's certainly his right, I do wish Idzik would have convinced him otherwise. Pure speculation, but I think Idzik could've done just that if he really tried. For $12 mil? He would have looked like a genius after getting Richardson and a 4th this year. I have hope for our seriously depleted secondary this year...as a Jet fan for almost 50 years you gotta have hope. But this Revis ordeal was especially painful, almost like Mantle going to the Red Sox or something. And I still maintain that Rex and Revis were made for each other, and BB was well aware of that.

Hanknaples
Hanknaples

@Brendan @Pat d 

You're not going to believe this but i had exactly the same thing happen to me while I was taking a picture of the damned thing in the San Diego Zoo. This huge Gorilla squats and delivers a perfect strike to the guy standing next to me ...most splattered this guy from the chest up, glasses and all,  some hit my camera and some hit my fiance behind  me!!

Everyone though it was hilarious except the guy standing next to me....true story

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Pablo Bruno @Disgruntled Jets Fan Not necessarily.  Walls has shown he can get a pick here and there, we'll see.  Remember, getting picks and limiting yardage thrown your way are not necessarily correlated.  Some corners take risks jumping routes and collect a few interceptions, but also get burned a lot.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @Pablo Bruno true, ah hell let's get this season started, not like the Raiders are going to test us much, but if we lose to the Raiders, we might as well end the season then..lol


(ducks)