Jets Sign Danny Woodhead Sunday, April 27th 2008, 8:03 pm by Gary Grund
If you were watching ESPN near the end of the draft, plenty of fans were calling for Division-II runningback Danny Woodhead to get drafted. Turns out, the Jets have signed him to a contract as an undrafted free agent.
Woodhead out of Chadron State, ran for 2,756 yards in the 2006 season, breaking the all-division single season rushing record. Through 39 games, his 606 points equates to 15.5 points a game, the highest ever in NCAA Division II.
He has also tallied 9,259 all purpose yards, which ranks second on the NCAA all-time list. Brian Westbrook (Villanova, 1997 - 2001) currently holds the record with 9,512 total yards of offense. He ran the 40-yard dash in a time of 4.33 to 4.38 seconds which would have been the second-fastest among all running backs at the NFL Combine in March 2008
Not much room on the roster for another RB but it will be interesting to see how he performs in training camp.
Jets Sign RB Jehuu Caulcrick Monday, April 28th 2008, 1:14 am by Gary Grund
The New York Jets have reportedly signed another undrafted free agent. Michigan State runningback Jehuu Caulcrick agreed to a deal with the Jets shortly after the completion of the draft.
The Jets were one of five teams interested in signing Caulcrick, with the others being the Colts, Panthers, Bills and Rams. At six-foot, 254 pounds, his role with the team still remains to be seen, whether it be runningback, fullback or H-back.
Another undrafted rookie free agent added...big back!
Jets Tab Another Undrafted Free Agent Monday, April 28th 2008, 1:57 pm by Gary Grund
According to the Des Moines Register, the New York Jets have signed former Hawkeyes defensive end Bryan Mattison.
The 6-3, 272 pound defensive end played in 37 games at Iowa, recording 11 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 110 tackles.
Scouts say he has great bulk, nice size and he’s a very hard worker with excellent field awareness and football instincts. He can be a team leader and is the type of guy you would like to have in your locker room. His father Greg is currently the linebacker coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Projects to be a backup at best.
Hat tip to Brian Bassett of The Jets Blog for the link.