May 9, 9:20pm: The Jets added another UDFA following their rookie tryouts this weekend, signing wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. out of Washington State.
May 6, 4:30pm: The Jets announced a thin UDFA class Friday. Here are the initial undrafted talents Joe Douglas‘ team is bringing in:
- Keshunn Abram, WR (Kent State)
- Tony Adams, S (Illinois)
- Irvin Charles, WR (Indiana, Pa.)
- Zonovan Knight, RB (North Carolina State)
- DQ Thomas, LB (Middle Tennessee State)
Thomas will collect $130K guaranteed, according to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter). Playing five seasons with the mid-major program, Thomas showed versatility by delivering quality production as a tackler and a pass rusher. The 216-pound hybrid player put together two 70-plus-tackle/five-plus-sack seasons (2018 and 2021) and finished his college career with 53 tackles for loss. Although undersized, Thomas will head to the Jets with one of the more interesting athletic profiles of this year’s UDFA crop.
The Jets gave Adams a $110K guarantee, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com tweets. Adams was the first Illinois true freshman to start a season opener since Vontae Davis in 2006. The Lovie Smith-led staff converted him from cornerback to safety. Charles’ college career dates back to 2015, when he went to Penn State as a four-star recruit. At Division II Indiana (Pa.) last season, Charles caught 39 passes for 792 yards and 12 touchdowns. Knight is the only player in Wolfpack history to return three kickoffs for touchdowns, finishing as a first-team All-ACC returner last season.
7 comments on “Jets Sign 5 Undrafted Free Agents”
No Calvin jackson jr mention??
DQ Thomas will certainly be gunning for a spot in the Jets’ weakest position group.
Thought I read that they would likely go for a large UDFA group because they traded away most lower picks to move up in the earlier rounds.
Interesting route Charles took, 3 seasons at Penn State and was booted. Took 3 more seasons to get on the field at D2 IUP. UDFA rookie at 24.
There are several that were mentioned earlier in the week that weren’t included in this official list: Savion Williams (DT, Florida A&M), Allan George (CB, Vanderbilt), C.J. Brewer (DT, Coastal Carolina), DeAndre Torrey (RB, North Texas), D.J. Ford (S, East Carolina), and Ron Hunt (WR, NCA&T). Knowing NFLTR, they’d probably include a link to the old-time Met for Ron Hunt. It’s possible that some moved onto other teams like E.J. Perry did after the Eagles also signed Carson Strong as a UDFA QB.
They brought in their draft picks, plus ONLY
the 5 aforementioned UDFAs, BUT they also brought in 54 tryout players for their rookie minicamp. Included in that 54 is two “veterans”, one being Tarik Black, and also one of the 54 tryout players being the son of HOF former 49er, Panther, and Steeler Kevin Greene…
DQ Thomas needs to add some weight and muscle, but he could be a surprise weapon for the Jets on defense, if they can carve out a role for the undersized LB.
Haven’t seen a poll posted on here in a while so the question of the day is: Will the Jets win total this season match the number of UDFAs they signed?