Claude Pelon

Jets To Sign DL Chris Jones

The Jets have signed former Patriots defensive lineman Chris Jones, according to Rich Cimini of (on Twitter). To make room, fellow defensive lineman Claude Pelon was waived. 

Jones, not to be confused with the Chiefs defensive tackle of the same name, has bounced around the NFL since entering the league as a sixth-round pick in 2013. His most notable action came from 2013-14, when he started 22 total games for the Patriots, and in 2016, when he appeared in 13 games for the Dolphins and 49ers.

Jones, 28 in July, has been productive before, as he managed nine sacks from New England’s interior from 2013-14. But injuries have held him back in recent years: a torn calf muscle forced Jones to miss the entire 2015 campaign, while an undisclosed ailment led to Jones spending the 2017 season on injured reserve.

The Jets project to start Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson at defensive end with David Bass and third-round pick Nathan Shepherd among those in reserve, so Pelon was facing long odds of making the cut there. Meanwhile, the Jets are looking for a third nose tackle behind Steve McLendon and Mike Pennel, so Jones should have a reasonable shot at making the roster.

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NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/2/18

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

  • WR Jake Kumerow
  • WR Colby Pearson
  • TE Robert Tonyan
  • LS Zach Triner
  • WR DeAngelo Yancey

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Practice Squad Updates: 12/1/17

Today’s practice squad moves:

Detroit Lions

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/19/17

Today’s practice squad updates:

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

  • Signed: S Jameill Showers
  • Released: G Nate Theaker

Indianapolis Colts

  • Signed: WR Cyril Grayson Jr.
  • Released: WR Fred Brown

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Jets

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor NFL Transactions: 9/14/17

Thursday’s minor NFL transactions:

  • The Jets waived defensive lineman Claude Pelon, who has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the club since it signed him as an undrafted free agent in May 2016. The former USC Trojan had multiple stints on the Jets’ practice squad last year. New York re-signed Pelon to a futures contract in January, and he made his NFL debut in its Week 1 loss to Buffalo last Sunday. Pelon was on the field for 17 defensive snaps – just over 22 percent of the unit’s plays – and recorded the first two tackles of his career.

NFL Reserve/Futures Contracts: 1/2/17

Here are today’s reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2017 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters.

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

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Jets Sign RB Khiry Robinson

The Jets announced that they have signed running back Khiry Robinson. The team also promoted running back Brandon Wilds off of the practice squad and added defensive lineman Claude Pelon to the p-squad. Khiry Robinson

Robinson was with the Jets in camp and was expected to be a change of pace back behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. However, he was waived/injured towards the end of the summer. He’s now healthy and it sounds like the Jets are looking to evaluate him over the last month of the season to see what he can bring to the table for 2017.

The Jets shook things up at running back this week when they dropped veteran C.J. Spiller. Spiller, who gone through three teams in 2016, was largely ineffective. If Robinson can show some what he demonstrated while with New Orleans, the Jets may find a spot for him for next season.


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Practice Squad Updates: 9/19/16

Here are Monday’s practice squad moves from around the NFL:

Indianapolis Colts

New York Giants

New York Jets

  • Signed: TE Braedon Bowman (Twitter link via Darryl Slater of
  • Cut: DL Claude Pelon 

Washington Redskins

Sunday NFL Transactions: AFC East

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four AFC East teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the BillsDolphins, Patriots, and Jets are noted below.

Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.

Here are Sunday’s AFC East transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day (all links go to Twitter unless noted otherwise):

Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Jets Cut Jace Amaro, Others

The Jets are working their way down to 53. Here are the cuts so far: Todd Bowles

Reilly, a seventh-round pick in 2014, played in 29 games for the Jets over the past two seasons. He finished the 2015 campaign with 16 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. As Slater notes on Twitter, the linebacker was waived with an injury designation. The 28-year-old could land on the injured reserve, but the reporter doesn’t believe the injury to be that serious.

There was a chance that Morris could carve out a role among the Jets’ defensive backs. However, the three-year veteran couldn’t do enough to beat out Dexter McDougle or Kevin Short. Meanwhile, there was some optimism that former CFL linebacker Freddie Bishop could establish himself, but the team’s linebacker depth proved to be too much to overcome.

On the offensive side of the ball, Sudfeld’s tenure in New York appears to be over. The 27-year-old collected only ten catches for 148 yards over the past two seasons.

In related news, the Jets may be making an addition to the roster before the weekend is through. Former San Francisco guard Ian Silberman worked out for the Jets on Friday, as Adam Caplan of tweets.

(Sheldon Richardson does not currently count against the 53-man roster due to his season-opening suspension)

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