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Omon, Rinehart Added to Practice Squad

Posted by Randy Lange on September 29, 2010 – 1:07 pm

Early notes today: The Jets have signed two players, both 2008 draft picks, to their practice squad: RB Xavier Omon and G Chad Rinehart.

One might think Omon has come in because he’s a former Bill and the Jets play at Buffalo on Sunday, but Omon ceased being a Bill when he was waived last November. He signed on with Seattle’s practice squad after that, then was released by the Seahawks in April and wasn’t picked up.

Omon (5’11”, 226), who fills the spot vacated when Chauncey Washington was signed to the Rams’ active roster, was the Bills’ sixth-round pick (179th overall) out of Northwest Missouri State in ’08, played a lot in the ’08 and ’09 preseasons but sparingly in both regular seasons.

Rinehart (6’5″, 307), a third-round pick (96th overall) by Washington out of Northern Iowa in ’08, was a final cut by the Redskins early this month. He started four games for the ‘Skins last season. He fills the other P-squad opening after WR Patrick Turner was activated for the Miami game.

CB Darrelle Revis, LB Calvin Pace and LB Jamaal Westerman all were sidelined during the media availability period at the start of this afternoon’s practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. We’ll update the injuries when head coach Rex Ryan meets with reporters later this afternoon.

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25 Responses to “Omon, Rinehart Added to Practice Squad”

  1. By Arte Old School Section 327 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Once again I trust our braintrust.. These practice squad pickups are once again diamonds in the rough I’m sure. No more Kyle Brady’s, JETNATION.. Do you remember when you first heard or saw Shonn Greene play at Iowa.. STUD!! Do you remember when you first heard or saw On Your Mark Sanchisin the Rose Bowl game for USC.. We destroy Buffalo this week.. They are a joke, just like most of our competition in the NFL.. Jets on a mission.. See you in Dallas :-)

  2. By Arte Old School Section 327 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Once again I trust our braintrust.. These practice squad pickups are STUD diamonds in the rough, I’m sure. No more Kyle Brady’s, JETNATION.. Do you remember when you first heard or saw Shonn Greene play at Iowa.. STUD!! Do you remember when you first heard or saw On Your Mark, Get Set.. Sanchise, in the USC Rose Bowl game.. We destroy Buffalo this week.. They’re a joke, just like most of our competition in the NFL.. Jets take off!! Put on your seat belts!! See you in Dallas :-)

  3. By scjoe on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Looking at Omon (5’11 226) you are looking at Shonn Greene. I know it is much to early to be talking about the 2011 draft, but one thing the Jets are lacking is that RB who can get to the outside and score from anywhere on the field. That, and a big time DE has to be at the top of their wish list for 2011. I know that shoulda, coulda and woulda mean nothing at this point, but think about how nice it could have been with Leon blended into the mix at RB, not to mention KRs and PRs. For a few of you wanting B Smith playing a much bigger role, exactly who do we keep on the sideline? Even more so when Holmes comes back after next week. I think they are fine doing just what they are doing right now with Smith. Let’s not push it.

  4. By JOHN AVVENTO on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply


  5. By IRA on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Omon was a good signing. At least now if they need a 3rd RB they have one. McKnight is not seeing the field this year.

  6. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    scjoe, McKnight’s supposed to be the guy you’re talking about at RB and maybe he will be next year or the year after that. This year it’s LT and SG and I’m sure Omon is no worse than Chauncey. We never quite figured out how to blend Leon into the mix at RB and by the way, the Seahawks haven’t yet either, so far he’s 11 for 29 and playing behind Forsett and Jones. I don’t think we picked up Holmes and Edwards because we thought screens to Leon were the answer, and it no longer looks like Schotty thinks so, either, which is the big news. John Avvento, I know it’s frustrating with Slauson at times but you don’t build an all-pro O lineman in three games. It took Ferguson about three years to be any good, to be perfectly honest, as many on this site have noted.

  7. By Pranit on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think we should have kept Leon Washington….I love Brad Smith, but i never feel he’s going to break one for a TD (i know he did last yr against indy)…But Leon is a special animal, and also a major threat in punt returns..(plus a tail back)..plus a reciever…i think that was a mistake to let him go…

  8. By Anthony on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Slauson did not do to well the past three games but in Miami he did better then usual. ANd I think the Jets definitely need some help on that side of the line. Especially with Jarded Allen coming up vs the Vikings. That is gonna be a crazy game. THe O’line needs to figure something out fast on how to contain him.

  9. By Anthony on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I’m still pretty bummed about losing danny woodhead to the Pats. I think it was a big mistake releasing him and keeping the Clown instead. I see him doing well for the Pats. As much as I hate the Pats I admire their intelligence. They saw talent we pushed aside and snatched him up. I’m so upset over this. We could really use the depth at RB because all we really have is two running backs. McKnight is a joke, he doesn’t count. Can’t believe we let go of Leon for this guy. I’m just frustrated right now. AHHH

  10. By 37 year fan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Arte Old School I’m with ya ….We’re headin’ for Dallas ….We’re Hungry ….We’re Hungry

  11. By 37 year fan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    We Need us some Calvin Pace to smash the tar out of someone …

  12. By IRA on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hey i think the last player they got from Northern Iowa was Dedric Ward. Clowney was re-signed at the expense of Woodhead because after the opener they realized they need a WR with speed to open things up even if they don’t throw him the ball until Holmes gets back. Woodhead wasn’t going to scare anybody going out deep. Turner will probably go back to the PS after Holmes comes back and Clowney could stick on the roster. He should’ve had a TD vs the Fish on the last score but Sanchez saw him open just a split second too late.

  13. By TONY GARCIA on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    will be ok mcknight needs to play,regarding the o-line it takes time to jell if we play our game cut down mistakes.play more zone until our secondary figures out how to play our defense cannot blitz everydown it will cost in the long run.
    that being said who ever wins the east is will be 11-5 at best. jets need to take care of buffalo.

  14. By edwin on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Slauson is costing the jets with all of his penalties. Letting faneca go was not a great move but Slauson needs to pick it up. The Miami game should have been a blowout.

  15. By edwin on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Heres a play worth practicing have brian jackson lined up @ wr and attempt a wr pass we saw hard knocks worth a look at

  16. By DaveyD on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Omon is a nice addition to the PS. He’s a hard worker, and will pick up the system quickly. He doesn’t have break-away speed, but he’s strong, has great cutback ability and really soft hands. He also uses blockers well and sets up runs well once he’s in a scheme he’s familiar with.

    Here’s a clip from last pre-season. Go to 4:12.


  17. By Kenny P on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hey,can’t cry over who’s not here. Somebody’s gotta go to make room for somebody to stay.I hope Woodhead makes the pro bowl, just do squat when we play him. If L.Washington keeps doing what he did last Sunday,he’s a shoe in! I’ve seen a ton of players come and go. Gotta trust the Jets know more than we think we do. It’s their business to know…….

  18. By scjoe on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    64tom, the key word in your post re: McKnight is “supposed” to be that guy. Well, we all know how that one turned out so far. Maybe he will prove us all wrong, then again, maybe he won’t. Get your point about the Edwards and Holmes signings, but Leon is/was an all purpose back. He would have been priceless with the addition of Holmes and Edwards in that capacity but don’t get me wrong, the place I miss him most is on kick and punt returns, there he is dynamic! I think that is where we will miss him most of all. As for the Slauson “experiment” I would start Turner at LG. Forget about the fact he is so valuable backing up all across the line. How often has that come in to play so far this year? We are talking about “maybe” the best option in the starting lineup, let’s worry about who can back up a regular when that time comes. Your take on that 64tom.

  19. By mark from Rochester on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    A few more games Slausson needs more few more games under his belt. He’s playing with several all pro players. His mistakes will stand out. My concern is will the Defensive line be burned out by the end of the season. Not much depth there.
    As for Danny Woodhead I am glad he is with a team that will make him a All pro. The jets didnt know how to use him and they have too maany over priced “hopefulls” ahead of him. He looked great sunday against the Bills.

  20. By LeMer on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Omon is a fine addition to this team as a powerful runner that holds on to the ball. When the weather gets Northeast nasty, he will help in many situations. He is familiar with the division as a former Buffalo Bill and can help the Jets on many levels.

  21. By MPC on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    This left guard thing just baffles me, didn’t they learn anything after the Pete Kendall mess? Then the get a future hall of famer who helped both Mangold and Brick to be the player he is and they dump him. And in the meantime they still are paying him like 5 million this year! Randy please correct me if I am wrong. So they only saved a couple of million. It just makes no sense. I know he wasn’t the player he was in Pittsburgh but hey hes nasty and better than what we have now.
    Just hope our QB stays healthy!

  22. By 37 year fan on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Brad Smith can do it all ….I would have him lined up as a reciever more often .

  23. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    scjoe, I was about to write on the Coleman story that the McKnight bashing has got to stop, but I’ll write it here. The guy has not played one down for us in the regular season and people are already calling him a disaster. All I can say is I’m glad none of these folks work for the Jets. I remember some people saying similar things about Greene last year when he pulled a hamstring in the summer, dropped a few passes, and fumbled a few times. You’d think these people would learn that a football player isn’t made overnight. As for Leon, I don’t know why people talk as if the Jets’ point of view doesn’t matter, like the way Cimini writes. The guy turned down a bigger deal than any KR-scatback deserves, suffered a major injury, turned down another generous offer, refused to rehab in front of our coaches, and signed his tender the day before the draft. The Jets wanted to promote Greene and picked up LT, and they told Leon he’d get touches based on his play. His wife dissed us big-time the minute we traded him to SEA. It doesn’t take a genius to see he didn’t think he was going to get much time at RB, which he wasn’t, and he wanted out of here. Good luck to him but I wouldn’t want to pay him $7 mil a year to return kicks, play five downs on O, and cost us the ability to sign Holmes, Edwards, and who knows who else next year. As for Slauson, you’re never gonna find out what he can do if you don’t play him. I’m still laughing over the guy on this site last year who hysterically wrote of Greene, “You expect us to play A ROOKIE with our season on the line?!” when we already had, of course, a rookie QB starting.

  24. By Doug Currie on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    whats the deal with the practice squad? can any team just sign any player from any ps that they like? someone please explain!

  25. By DaveyD on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    @doug currie Yeah, any practice squad player on any team is available to be signed by any other team. That way you can’t stash highly talented players on the PS and expect to hold on to them…while only paying them PS salary.

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