The New York Jets have given a seventh-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for guard Alex Lewis, among additional roster moves.
On Monday, the New York Jets made a multitude of roster moves. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets gave up a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Baltimore Ravens. In exchange, the Jets received guard Alex Lewis.
Joe Douglas isn’t fooling around trying to improve the offensive line. Two o-line additions in the past few days: Ryan Kalil and now Alex Lewis.
The Jets gave up a conditional 7th round pick in 2020 for Lewis. They did not want Lewis to hit open market. A smart preemptive move
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 5, 2019
Lewis was drafted in the fourth round (No. 130) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska. He spent three seasons with the Ravens prior to the trade.
This isn’t the only offensive lineman the Jets have added to the roster as of late. Last Thursday, the Jets announced they signed center Ryan Kalil to a one-year deal. The former Carolina Panther retired from football in December before deciding to return.
The Jets also claimed cornerback Alex Brown and waived wide receiver/return specialist Quadree Henderson.
We've acquired G Alex Lewis in a trade, pending a physical.
We also have claimed CB Alex Brown and waived WR Quadree Henderson.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 5, 2019
Brown was previously with the Philadelphia Eagles and was waived on Sunday. He played his college ball for South Carolina State.
The Jets originally claimed Henderson off waivers in April of this year. He was trying out to be the Jets return specialist as well as a reserve receiver behind Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, and Jamison Crowder. He previously spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants. The latter organization is the only team where Henderson has made the active roster.
In five games for the Giants in 2018, Henderson returned nine punts for 68 yards. He additionally returned five kicks for 112 yards. He did not spend any time as a receiver for the Giants.