SATURDAY: The Jets announced that they’ve officially signed Bowman.
THURSDAY: The Jets have waived fullback Julian Howsare, the club announced earlier today. To fill his roster spot, New York is likely to promote tight end Braedon Bowman from the practice squad, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com tweets.
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Bowman, a South Alabama alum, went undrafted earlier this year but ultimately agreed to a deal with the Jaguars. After being waived at final cutdowns, Bowman was claimed by the Jets, who subsequently cut him and re-signed him to their taxi squad earlier this week. If he’s added to the active roster, Bowman would serve as a third tight end behind Kellen Davis and Brandon Bostick while also likely playing on special teams.
Howsare, a former linebacker, has only played on 33 offensive snaps this season, as offensive coordinator Chan Gailey runs a spread attack that rarely employs a fullback. However, Howsare has been active on special teams, playing on half of the Jets’ ST snaps. It’s possible that he could be added to the practice squad, swapping spots with Bowman.
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