Free Agency-Jets Capsule
NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Josh McCown, RB Bilal Powell, WR Jermaine Kearse, LG James Carpenter, CB Morris Claiborne, CB Buster Skrine, CB Darryl Roberts, K Jason...
Jets team up to donate $800,000 to social justice causes
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets players, coaches and ownership have teamed up to commit to donating $800,000 to social justice causes.
The team announced Thursday that funds will be given to five nonprofit organizations that focus on combating social inequality and reducing barriers to opportunities for people.
Jets place backup OT Ijalana on IR, sign OL Gradkowski
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed backup offensive tackle Ben Ijalana on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski.
The Jets announced the moves Wednesday.
Ijalana was injured this week during a joint practice with the Washington Redskins in Richmond, Virginia. He was entering his eighth NFL season and sixth with the Jets. Ijalana has appeared in 34 career games and made 13 starts, all in 2016.
Jets re-sign OL Ben Ijalana
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have re-signed tackle Ben Ijalana, who has been a backup with the team.
Ijalana has been a versatile offensive lineman since the Jets signed him off waivers from Indianapolis at the start of the 2013 season. He played in only three games from 2013-15, then was needed more in 2016, playing in all 16 games for the first time as a pro and starting 13. The first five starts came at right tackle and the last eight at left tackle.
New York Jets free agency capsule
NEW YORK JETS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Josh McCown; CB Morris Claiborne; C Wesley Johnson, TEs Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Chris Gragg; LBs Demario Davis, Bruce Carter, Julian Stanford, and David Bass; S Terrence Brooks; PK Chandler Catanzaro; DLs Kony Ealy and Ed Stinson; DT Mike Pennel; OLs Jonotthan Harrison, Ben Ijalana and Dakota Dozier.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Quincy Enunwa; S Rontez Miles; OL Brent Qvale; TE Neal Sterling; DL Xavier Cooper.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is almost nothing in Tanoh Kpassgnon's story that portends NFL excellence.
His parents were raised in the Ivory Coast and Uganda, where football is about as foreign as it can get. He didn't start playing until later in life, preferring soccer instead. And he hardly got a sniff from big-name schools, instead spending four years at Villanova.
Jets activate Giacomini from PUP, waive Butler
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have activated right tackle Breno Giacomini from the reserve/physically unable to perform list, making him eligible to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
To make room on the roster Saturday, the Jets waived wide receiver Jeremy Butler.
Jets could play both Ijalana and Qvale at right tackle
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets might go with rotating right tackles in their regular-season opener — and maybe beyond.
Coach Todd Bowles said Monday that both Ben Ijalana (EYE-juh-LAH-nuh) and Brent Qvale (KWAH-lee) could play the position against Cincinnati on Sunday.
"Until it sorts itself out, yes," Bowles said. "It's possible."