The New York Jets added tight end Nick Truesdell to the roster while bidding farewell to veteran cornerback Derrick Jones.
The New York Jets announced the signing of tight end Nick Truesdell on Saturday afternoon. In a corresponding move, the team released cornerback Derrick Jones.
We have signed TE Nick Truesdell and waived CB Derrick Jones.
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 10, 2019
Truesdell, 29, has gone through multiple levels of professional football.
He originally signed with the Jets on Aug. 4, but was waived two days later. His last NFL experience came in 2017 as a member of the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad.
This year, Truesdell partook in the doomed Alliance of American Football. He led the Salt Lake Stallions with three receiving touchdowns and was second on the squad in receptions (24) and yards (269).
Prior experience includes the Arena Football League, where he earned 23 touchdowns in 2015 as a member of the Spokane Shock. Truesdell has yet to appear in a regular-season NFL game.
Waived in the process was Jones, a sixth-round pick from 2017. Jones had one tackle in Thursday’s preseason loss to the New York Giants and appeared in four regular-season games over the past two seasons.
The Jets return to preseason action on Thursday in Atlanta (7:30 p.m. ET, WCBS).