Breaking: Jets Claim Three, MTV and Ganaway Claimed, Allen, Epps and Dixon Waived
Bent , TheJetsBlog.com
We’ll update if the Jets make any more moves, but here’s the results from Mike Tannenbaum’s annual “mini-draft” so far…
The Jets have reportedly claimed three players:
1. Isaako Aaitui, a nose tackle from the Dolphins was claimed by the Jets. Aaitui was with the Dolphins last year but did not see action. He had one sack in preseason.
2. Konrad Reuland, a tight end from the 49ers was also claimed. He became expendable when the 49ers converted defensive tackle Demarcus Dobbs to tight end during preseason and is another second year player, but – while he has size and promise – has been considered more of a pass catcher than a blocker.
3. Clyde Gates, a wide receiver from the Dolphins was the third player to be claimed. There was a lot of buzz about Gates after the 2011 season, but he failed to produce anything during the regular season and had a disappointing preseason this year. He has blazing speed, and is a deep threat that can return kicks.
It sounds like all of these will be added to the active roster, although in the past they have signed players for the practice squad once they’ve cleared waivers. Obviously three players will need to be removed from the roster to make room for these three. In fact, Dedrick Epps has reportedly already been waived.
In other news, Terrance Ganaway, who the Jets hoped to put on their practice squad, was claimed by the St. Louis Rams and Donnie Fletcher, Ricky Sapp and Hayden Smith have been confirmed as being added to the practice squad.
UPDATE 2pm ET: Martin Tevaseu was reportedly claimed by the Colts
UPDATE 2:15pm ET: According to a tweet from his agent, Marcus Dixon – a key contributor on the defensive line last season – has surprisingly been released.
UPDATE 3:30pm ET: In another surprise, the third and final cut has been reported as Antonio Allen by Jenny Vrentas on twitter.
More analysis will of course follow once the dust settles.