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Robby Sabo

After serving his one-game suspension, inside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis returns to the New York Jets while offensive tackle Ben Braden is waived.

The roster is beginning to take shape with more regular numbers throughout the entire depth chart.

After destroying the Detroit Lions 48-17 in Week 1 with only three inside linebackers, the New York Jets activated Kevin Pierre-Louis on Wednesday after his one-game suspension had been served.

Meanwhile, offensive tackle Ben Braden was waived to make room. New York had boasted nine offensive linemen on the roster. Now, the squad will carry eight.


Pierre-Louis, 26, signed with the green and white back in March after spending his first three seasons in Kansas City and then a fourth in Seattle. He’s only started one game in four seasons, but remains a tremendous special teams player and backup inside backer.

In 2017 for the Seahawks, Pierre-Louis collected 25 tackles and two pass deflections in 14 games played.

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Braden, 24, is a Michigan product who signed on with the team as an undrafted free agent a year ago. Speaking of last year, he spent the entire season on the Jets practice squad.

With Pierre-Louis joining Neville Hewitt as the two backup inside linebackers and Frankie Luvu putting up an excellent Week 1 performance, the Jets are now back to regular numbers at both the inside and outside linebacker spots (four apiece as opposed to just three when the first 53-man roster was announced).

The New York Jets are preparing to open their home season up this Sunday against the rival Miami Dolphins.

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