The Jets have added a pair of players to the active roster. Patrick Turner rejoins the active roster from the practice squad. The team resigned Jarron Gilbert to the practice squad days after cutting him. In an interesting move, Gang Green also signed former Patriots linebacker Shawn Crable to the pratice squad, replacing Will Billingsley.
Turner was active for one game this year, mainly because it was against his former team, the Dolphins. He currently has zero career receptions. This means Jerricho Cotchery is probably out and is also a hit for those of us hoping to see Jeff Cumberland get a chance.
The Jets are giving it another go to try and develop a player out of Gilbert's freakish athleticism.
Crable is probably the most interesting addition, though. We can count on him being active and a captain when the Jets go to Foxborough in Week 13. He will spill the beans on everything he knows about the Patriots. The former third round pick has battled injuries throughout his three year career, ending his first two years on injured reserve. He was called up from New England's practice squad earlier this year, registering 4 tackles and 0.5 sacks in 6 games.
He does have some potential as a pass rushing specialist, sporting speed and athleticism that got him that third round selection in 2008. While he is unrefined in other areas of the game, our friend Rich Hill of Pats Pulpit thinks the Jets got a player:
The Jets add themselves a potentially dangerous player. Their coach Rex Ryan is great with creating packages that play to his players' strengths and Crable, despite his injuries, had plenty of potential. He's an athletic player, even if he's not especially strong. I believe that Ryan will be able to use Crable on a variety of plays to generate pressure up the interior on delays or blitzes. Crable has the speed to reach the quarterback, but he needs to be in a position where a tackle can't push him outside. By sending Crable up the middle in the A or B gaps, he should be more able to reach the quarterback.
The pass rush could surely use an upgrade so why not take a chance on him?