Perrion Winfrey, New York Jets,
Perrion Winfrey, New York Jets, Getty Images

After their Monday night loss, the New York Jets are signing defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey to their practice squad

The New York Jets are adding some more depth to their defensive line.

According to a report from Aaron Wilson, the Jets are signing former fourth-round draft pick Perrion Winfrey to their practice squad. The Jets then announced the singing later in the day.

Winfrey, 23, was selected with the No. 108 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2022 NFL Draft. In his one season for the Browns, the defensive tackle had 22 combined tackles, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits.

The former Oklahoma product ran into some off-the-field issues in 2023 that led to his release from the Browns. Winfrey was arrested in Texas on a misdemeanor assault charge on April 10, 2023. He then was accused of pulling a gun on a woman and threatening her in Cleveland on July 19, 2023. This subsequently led to his release from the Browns.

It is interesting to see the Jets take a flier on Winfrey, especially considering how his off-the-field issues may not line up with the type of players that the Jets seem to value.

Yet, he is only a practice squad addition with little risk but potentially a higher reward for the team.

If Winfrey can approach his production at Oklahoma, which included him providing 29 total pressures and six sacks in 2021, the Jets will have another helpful piece on their defensive line. If the Jets decide not to use the defensive tackle, the signing does not impact their roster and has little risk attached to it.

Yet, adding to the defense is the least of the Jets’ problems right now. More importantly, adding a player with confirmed off-the-field concerns is concerning.

Audio Version available to members only: Learn more here

Want More NY Jets News & Jets X-Factor Content?

Download the free Jet X Mobile App to get customizable notifications directly to your iOS (App Store) or Google/Android (Google Play) device.

Add Jets X-Factor to your Google News feed to stay up to date with the New York Jets.

Follow us on Twitter @jetsxfactor for all the latest New York Jets news, Facebook for even more, Instagram for some of the top NY Jets images, and YouTube for original Jets X-Factor videos.

Join the official Jets Discord community to connect with likeminded fans.

Brandon Pokrass
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in May 2023, with a Communications Degree, a concentration in Multimedia Journalism, and a minor in Broadcasting. Wrote for Jets Insider for two years, previously hosted a Knicks podcast for Let's Talk Knicks, and currently contributes to Inside the Iggles. Avid movie watcher, gym goer, music listener, and MMA fan.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
24 days ago

Agreed, was not thrilled to hear of this signing; character being the biggest reason.
Obviously, WR and OL are far more important to our future