Albert McClellan
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The New York Jets re-signed linebacker Albert McClellan and placed offensive lineman Brent Qvale on injured reserve.

The roster shuffling continues ahead of the New York Jets‘ Week 1 meeting (Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) against the Buffalo Bills. After releasing linebacker Albert McClellan on Sunday, the team announced on Twitter that they re-signed him on Monday.

New York additionally placed offensive lineman Brent Qvale on injured reserve to make room on the 53-man roster.

McClellan, who was signed after Avery Williamson tore his ACL, joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2010 as an undrafted free agent. Jets general manager Joe Douglas was a scout with Baltimore during that time period. However, he didn’t play in a game his rookie year due to coaches decisions. He also missed all of 2017 with a torn ACL.

He played with the Ravens and then with the New England Patriots last season after Baltimore released him.

McClellan has won two Super Bowls throughout his career. He’s recorded 153 combined tackles with three sacks, two forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries. He’s started 24 out of 103 career games and is primarily a special teams contributor.

McClellan gives the team some much-needed depth at inside linebacker.

Qvale, on the other hand, suffered a knee injury in training camp. He had to be carried on the initial 53-man roster before being placed on injured reserve. The team made this decision so he would, therefore, be eligible for activation later in the season.

The veteran offensive lineman has been with the Jets since joining the team as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2014 season. He spent 2014 on the practice squad but made the roster in 2015 as a reserve lineman.

Qvale has made 60 appearances with 14 starts in the four years he’s been on the team’s active roster.

It’s possible that Qvale spends the entire year on injured reserve. However, he could be activated should he get healthy and if the team decides they need more depth on the line.

Running back Josh Adams, who led the Philadelphia Eagles with 511 rushing yards as a rookie last season, was signed to the practice squad. He and Douglas were both in Philadelphia together last year.

The team also added undrafted rookie tight end Ian Bunting to the practice squad. Bunting was previously in camp with the Chicago Bears.

New York additionally announced that they signed undrafted wide receiver Greg Dortch to the practice squad. Dortch was a preseason favorite who showed some promise as a returner but was cut Sunday. He will stay with the team, for now, to develop as a receiver and hope for a chance later in the season.

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