Kyle Phillips

Minor NFL Transactions: 7/23/21

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Arizona Cardinals

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

  • Signed: CB Cre’Von LeBlanc
  • Waived: DE Nick Coe, LS Rex Sunahara

New England Patriots

  • Signed: TE David Wells

New York Jets

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Jets DL Kyle Phillips Done For Season

The Jets fell to 0-7 on Sunday, and they didn’t escape the loss to the Bills unscathed. Defensive end Kyle Phillips is having ankle surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season, head coach Adam Gase announced Monday.

An undrafted rookie last year, Phillips made the Jets in 2019 and ended up playing a sizable role on defense, appearing in 15 games and starting four. While not a full-time player this time around he was still getting meaningful playing time, playing around 35 percent of the defensive snaps in a rotational role. He’ll finish the season with 11 tackles, three for a loss.

New York isn’t excelling at much these days, including getting pressure on the quarterback. Phillips is a young guy who likely would’ve seen a lot more run down the stretch as the Jets pack it in on the lost year. The Tennessee product turns 24 in May.

Jets Sign 16 Undrafted Free Agents

The Jets had a relatively small 2019 draft class with only six selections, but they’ve supplemented those prospects by adding 16 undrafted free agents:

Gil Brandt of named Tyler Jones as the fourth-best undrafted free agent interior lineman available, and the Jets don’t exactly have the league’s strongest guard/center situation. If he’s able to play center, Jones could be factor in New York, where only Jonotthan Harrison and Jon Toth are ahead of the NC State product on the depth chart. Lance Zierlein of lauded Jones’ pass-blocking acumen and noted his abilities in a zone scheme, which should play well in Adam Gase‘s new system.