Kendall Reyes has not seen any NFL action since being released during the 2016 season, but the veteran defensive lineman will resurface with the Jets.
The Jets made the decision to sign Reyes on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter). To make room on their 90-man roster, the Jets waived defensive end Shaneil Jenkins with an injury designation, per ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini (via Twitter).
Jenkins sat out Friday’s practice, which will lead to another Reyes opportunity. New York added Jenkins last week.
A former second-round Chargers pick in 2012, the 28-year-old Reyes last played for the Redskins in 2016. However, his last notable work came with 10 games for the 2016 Chiefs, with whom Reyes suited up for 10 games that season. He started three seasons for the Bolts from 2013-15 but hasn’t been able to parlay his years as a San Diego first-unit player into being much of a factor elsewhere.