Updated, 2:30 p.m. ET
A day after making 28 transactions, the Green & White made eight more moves to their active roster Sunday, including the release of OLB Aaron Maybin and the addition of a No. 3 quarterback in ex-Jet Kevin O’Connell on waivers from Miami as rookie Greg McElroy was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
The Jets also claimed S Andrew Sendejo (Dallas), OL Colin Baxter (San Diego) and WR Mardy Gilyard (St. Louis) off of waivers today.
With rookie WR Jeremy Kerley as the only option at third QB heading into the season-opener against Dallas, the Jets changed their plans and claimed O’Connell off waivers from the Dolphins. The 6’5”, 250-pound O’Connell, a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2008, is familiar with Brian Schottenheimer’s system and was with the team in 2009 and ’10.
McElroy, who had a solid preseason in completing 61 percent of his passes with two scores, injured his thumb against the Eagles and will have to sit out the year.
Maybin, the 12th overall selection in the 2009 draft, led the Jets with 2.5 sacks in summer play. But he was behind Garrett McIntyre on the depth chart and what may have separated the two was special teams ability.
Sendejo (6’1”, 209) is in his second pro season and appeared in two games with the Cowboys in 2010. Baxter (6’4”, 295), a rookie from Arizona who was in the Chargers training camp, will provide insurance behind Nick Mangold. And Gilyard, a fourth-round pick of the Rams in 2010, caught six passes for 63 yards last year in St. Louis while averaging 22.3 yards on 16 kickoff returns.
To make room for the wavier claims, the Jets also released NT Martin Tevaseu and CB Isaiah Trufant.
Seven Signed to Practice Squad
The Jets also just announced the signing of seven players to their practice squad. All seven were with the Jets this training camp and were final cuts on Saturday. The P-squad signees are TE Josh Baker, LB Matt Berning, G Trevor Canfield, DT Jarron Gilbert, G Matt Kroul, CB Julian Posey and WR Patrick Turner.
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