The Jets have added a veteran defensive lineman to the roster as their offseason program nears its conclusion.
The new face is Chris Jones, who the Jets announced as a member of the team on Tuesday morning. Defensive lineman Claude Pelon was waived in a corresponding move.
Jones entered the NFL as a Texans sixth-round pick in 2013, but didn’t make the team out of camp. He wound up on the Patriots and started 23 games over the next two years for New England. In one of his Patriots appearances, Jones blocked a field goal attempt by then-Jets kicker Nick Folk to seal a victory.
The 25-year-old was with Steelers coaches at Pitt’s pro day helping time 40-yard dashes. He also said he was getting some pointers on how to evaluate players.
While Shazier will not play for the the Steelers this season, he will be paid $8.7 million in the final year of his contract.
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy spent some time with Ryan Shazier recently and on Saturday, April 7, posted a photo of himself and the Steelers linebacker on instagram.
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He has plenty to learn — like what to do if his first move in the rush doesn’t work — but he also offers raw skills. His 17.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks, combined with his work at the Senior Bowl (he sacked Mayfield in the game), offer a glimpse of what could come.
Darnold may possess the highest ceiling among the top passers in this draft. He’ll turn 21 in June and has exhibited the mental toughness to recover from mistakes. His windup needs work and his 22 turnovers last season are a concern, but he has won teams over with the way he handles himself.
Few players rise more quickly on draft boards than cornerbacks with size and elite speed. And unlike many at his position in the college game, he has shown he can play press coverage. Alexander missed seven games in 2017 with knee and hand injuries. He averaged 10.5 yards per punt return in 2016.