With two spots on their active roster and two on their practice squad, the Jets announced today that they have signing two players to their practice squad. Running back John Griffin, who was with the team at the start of training camp and DJ Bryant an undrafted player who has spent time on three rosters so far this season.
Here’s the data from the press release:
Bryant (6-3/248/James Madison/Baltimore, MD) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Houston (05/14/12) and played in four preseason games before he was waived (08/31/12). Bryant has spent time this season on the practice squads of both the Buccaneers and Colts. He most recently signed to the Colts practice squad (10/09/12) before being released (10/18/12). In four seasons at James Madison, Bryant recorded 118 tackles, including 27.5 for a loss, and 12.5 sacks.
Griffin (5-11/208/Massachusetts/Westminster, MA) joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Cincinnati (07/28/11), but was waived by the Bengals after the preseason (09/03/11). He signed with the Jets as a reserve/future free agent (01/03/12) and was waived during training camp (08/08/12). As a senior at Massachusetts, Griffin rushed for 843 yards and five touchdowns on 168 carries.
Griffin had his moments during the start of camp, but the team moved in another direction, but it’s good to see him return to the team as the Jets take a look at their backfield over the next eight games.
As far a Bryant, he was an impact player in college, but at the subdivision level. I’m a James Madison alum, so I’m always stoked when I see a player from my former school get a shot with the Jets. Bryant was good player for the Dukes at the DE end spot and is athletic but size-speed concerns could limit him in the NFL.