The New York Jets have made their first moves of the offseason
The New York Jets announced the signing of seven players to reserve/future contracts after their season wrapped earlier this week.
Reserve/future contracts lock players onto teams for the following season and are referred to as such due to the deal not counting against the salary cap until the following season. It also ensures that the signer cannot negotiate with other teams, instead placed on a specialized list with the upcoming offseason proceedings in mind.
OL Chris Glaser
Glaser, an undrafted rookie out of Virginia, spent most of the spring and summer with the Kansas City Chiefs before going through a few trips on and off the Jets’ practice squad.
CB Craig James
No relation to the former New England Patriots star of the same name, James spent most of this season on the New York practice squad and has 21 games of regular season experience with Minnesota (2018) and Philadelphia (2019-20).
CB Jimmy Moreland
A seventh-round pick out James Madison in 2019, Moreland had spent the prior three seasons (30 games, 10 starts) between Washington and Houston before spending this past campaign in the Jets’ system.
DE Marquiss Spencer
Spencer, a sophomore seventh-round pick of Denver’s, was a later addition to the Jets’ practice squad, joining up in November after he was part of the Broncos’ final summer cuts.
QB Chris Streveler
Some wondered why Streveler, the preseason hero in several summer thrillers, wsan’t called upon to start the Jets’ most recent meaningless season finale, especially after he held his own against the playoff-bound Jacksonville Jaguars when inserted into the Jets’ Thursday night disappointment last month, but he appears to figure into the Jet’ latest passing carousel.
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LB Chaz Surratt
A third-round pick of Minnesota’s in the 2021 draft, Suratt failed to find a fit in the new systems of defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and moved to the Jets’ roster, eventually playing a good number of special teams snaps in the team’s late November win over Chicago.
WR Malik Taylor
A Mike LaFleur disciple from Green Bay, Taylor was signed to the Jets’ practice squad shortly after Christmas, taking 80 yards and a touchdown reception from the arm of Aaron Rodgers with him.
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