The New York Jets claimed several players off the waiver wire on Sunday in the aftermath of the 53-man cutdown.
Joe Douglas fulfilled one of his opening promises on Sunday. The New York Jets general manager made a vow to remain active on the NFL waiver wire in his introductory press conference earlier this summer. With all 32 teams cutting their rosters down to 53 on Saturday, the Jets pounced fewer than 24 hours later.
WR Braxton Berrios, New England
The slot receiver was chosen in the sixth round (210th overall) by the Patriots in the 2018 draft. He would spend the 2018 season on injured reserve as the Patriots took home their record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory. Berrios led the 2017 Miami Hurricanes with nine touchdown catches en route to that season’s Orange Bowl. (per Field Yates)
DL John Franklin-Myers, LA Rams
A Los Angeles native, Franklin-Myers was a fourth-round pick (135th overall) of the Rams in 2018. He earned 10 tackles and two sacks in his rookie campaign. Notably, that season ended in Super Bowl LIII, where Franklin-Myers took advantage of the game’s defensive nature. He earned a sack and forced a fumble from Tom Brady, which is surely a scene Jets fans wouldn’t mind seeing reenacted. (per Rich Cimini)
CB Bennett Jackson, Baltimore
Sundays at MetLife Stadium will serve as a bit of a homecoming for the Notre Dame alum. Not only is Jackson a native of Hazlet, NJ, but he began his NFL career as a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants in 2014 (187th overall). Jackson spent the past two summers with the Ravens, where he had nine tackles and an interception this preseason. (per Rich Cimini)
K/P Kaare Vedvik, Minnesota
The Jets worked out several veteran names this summer, but opted to go with the Norweigan-born Vedvik. The Vikings acquired Vedvik from Baltimore for a fifth-round pick in August. He converted five of his eight field-goal attempts this preseason, as well as all six of his extra points. Vedvik also had seven punts good for a 48.1 average. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jets have already released Taylor Bertolet. (per Adam Schefter)