2:20pm: The Jets announced the move (on Twitter) and also waived/injured safety Jaiquawn Jarrett. The 26-year-old’s played in 34 games with the Jets the past three seasons, including four this year as a backup. He previously played with the Eagles after arriving in Philadelphia as a second-round pick in 2011.
A Jets free agent acquisition in 2013 who re-signed as a restricted free agent this offseason on a one-year tender worth $1.54MM, Jarrett backed up 2015 signee Marcus Gilchrist at free safety before suffering a knee injury.
11:08am: With Ryan Quigley struggling through a shin injury, the Jets are expected to sign veteran punter Steve Weatherford, reports ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter). It’s uncertain if the move is temporary, as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News wonders (via Twitter) if Weatherford will only stick around for this weekend’s game against the Patriots.
Weatherford had spent the previous four seasons with the Giants, appearing in all 64 games. The veteran and his $2MM salary were let go by the Giants at the end of the preseason. Prior to his tenure with the G-Men, the 32-year-old spent a couple seasons with the Jets, as well as time with the Jaguars, Chiefs and Saints. Weatherford has averaged 44.5 yards per punt throughout his career.
Quigley joined the Jets in 2013 following a one-season stint with the Bears. The Boston College product has compiled 172 punts over his two-plus seasons with the Jets, averaging 45.3 yards per punt.