2016-Jets Sign players to Reserve/Future Contracts
OLB/DL Freddie Bishop III (6′-4″ 265#) Bishop has CFL experience.
WR Joe Anderson (6’1″, 196), Texas Southern – Anderson made his NFL entrance as an undrafted free agent with Chicago in 2012 and played in nine games with the Bears in 2012-13. After a brief 2014 offseason stay with the Eagles, he was out of football until the Jets brought him to their practice squad Dec. 22. (Held sign outside Texans facility).
During the month of November of 2015, Anderson was seen outside the Houston Texans stadium, with a sign requesting a chance for a spot on the team. Some Six weeks later however, on December 22, he got his “second chance” as it was announced that he was signed by the New York Jets to their practice squad.
OLB Deion Barnes (6’4″, 255), Penn State -Barnes came to the Jets as an undrafted free agent from the Nittany Lions, was a final cut, then was signed to the Jets practice squad Sept. 6 and has been with the team the entire 2015 season.
WR Chandler Worthy ended the season on the Texans’ practice squad. Worthy has 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash. He caught three passes for 14 yards this season with three punt returns for nine yards and one kickoff return for 27 yards.
Signed in May as a free agent to a three-year, $1.578 million contract by the Texans. Worthy was an accomplished returner at Troy University.
The native of Griffin, Ga., had 1,919 total return yards, including two touchdowns with one 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He also caught 137 career passes for 1,767 yards and 11 touchdowns.
TE Brandon Bostick (6’3″, 250), Newberry -Bostick began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay in 2012, had nine receptions and two touchdowns in 2013-14 combined, and stayed with the Packers until his release this past offseason. He spent time in Minnesota’s training camp and on Arizona’s practice squad before signing with the Jets practice squad Dec. 8.
G Jarvis Harrison (6’4″, 330), Texas A&M -Harrison was the Jets’ fifth-round pick last May. He spent the first seven weeks on the active roster but was deactivated for each game, then was waived and signed to the practice squad Nov. 9.
OL Sean Hickey – 6’6″, 306#
-started 38 consecutive games for Syracuse his final three collegiate seasons.
-signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints – spent some time on both the Saints and Patriots’ practice squads last season.
OL Lawrence Okoye (6’6″, 304), no college — Okoye, who played junior rugby union and threw the discus in Great Britain, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent defensive lineman with San Francisco after the 2013 draft. He spent ’13 on injured reserve and ’14 on the 49ers’ practice squad before being released last August. He was on the Cardinals’ practice squad for another six weeks, was released, then was signed Nov. 13 as an offensive lineman to the Jets’ practice squad.
OLB/FB Julian Howsare (6’3″, 255), Clarion -Howsare came to the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Division II Clarion. In training camp he also transitioned to fullback, Tommy Bohanon won the job over two others, Howsare being one. He was a final cut, signed to the practice squad Sept. 6, released Nov. 4 and re-signed to the P-squad Nov. 26.
TE Wes Saxton (6’4″, 235), South Alabama -Saxton was an undrafted FA, a final cut, then a practice-squad signee. He was brought up to the active roster due to Jeff Cumberland‘s knee injury and played 12 plays on offense in the win over Miami in London, then was waived and re-signed to the practice squad Oct. 13.
CB Kevin Short (6’2″, 185), Fort Scott CC -Short was in the Chiefs’ training camp and spent two months on the Seahawks’ practice squad before being released and signed to the Jets’ P-squad Nov. 19.
NT Deon Simon (6’4″, 332), Northwestern State – Simon was the Green & White’s seventh-round pick. He began the season on the active roster but was inactive for the first three games, then was waived and signed to the practice squad Oct. 1.
OLB Julian Stanford, Wagner – Stanford began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville in 2012 and played in 16 games with six starts for the Jaguars as a rookie. He also played 18 games in 2013-14 with the Lions and had two stints this year on the Buccaneers practice squad before coming to the Green & White P-squad Dec. 1.
DB Kendall James (6’0″, 180) to a reserve/future contract. James, who was born in Roselle, NJ, and played his high school ball at Union County Academy of Information & Technology in Scotch Plains, NJ, went to college at Maine and has made NFL stops with the Vikings, Chargers and Browns.
T Jesse Davis (6’6″, 309), Idaho – Davis began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho with Seattle last year. He was waived by the Seahawks last August and didn’t re-sign with any team during the year.
TE Adrien Robinson (6’4″, 264), Cincinnati -Robinson was selected in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Giants. He played in 19 games with one start from 2012-14 and totaled five catches for 50 yards and one touchdown. Robinson was a final cut by the Giants last year and didn’t re-sign with any team during the season.
G Craig Watts (6’3″, 344), West Texas A&M -Watts was signed as an undrafted free agent by San Diego after the 2014 draft. Since then he was involved in 10 transactions, all with the Chargers, usually involving the practice squad. He was active for one game in those two seasons, the Bears-Chargers Monday night game this past Nov. 9, but didn’t play, was waived the next day, then re-signed to San Diego’s practice squad two days later.
RB Dominique Williams 5’9″, 205#.
-attended Bridgeton HS in Bridgeton, NJ.
-rushed for 100 yards in 26 of 43 career collegiate games as he reached the 1,000-yard mark in three seasons.
-originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in the summer of 2014.
-has spent time on both the Vikings and Cardinals’ practice squads.
RB / ST Dri Archer (5’8″, 173) former Pittsburg Steeler. Signed 2/3/16. The Jets are desperate for special teams help.
k Kyle Brindza (6’1″, 236) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame with Detroit after 2015′ draft. The Lions traded him to Tampa Bay and the Buccaneers waived him in October.
As the Bucs’ kicker in the first six games, he only converted six of 12 field goals and only six of eight PATs. One field goal was a 58-yarder against the Texans.
The Jets have waived kicker Kyle Brindza two weeks after signing him to a reserve/future contract, as a result of Brindza tearing his Achilles’ tendon during a workout per the team.
Information acquired from the New York Jets and ESPN.