As of 1:00 p.m. Eastern, the Jets and other NFL teams may sign free agents to their practice squads.
The practice squad is comprised of ten players who practice with the team. To be activated for a game, they must be elevated to the 53 man active roster.
Up to four practice squad players may have two years of accrued time in the NFL. The rest must have less than two years. Practice squaders may not have more than two years.
Even though practice squad players are practicing with a team, they functionally are free agents, meaning they are free to sign to any team's active roster. There are a few exceptions for upcoming opponents so that your team's next opponent cannot just sign you, pump you for information, and then cut you.
Since the Jets will be cutting players to make room for their waiver pickups, the practice squad might not be full for a day or so. The team could try to add some of the players who will be cut today to the practice squad, but they need to clear waivers first.
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Claude Pelon, DL
Victor Ochi, EDGE
Former Stony Brook and Baltimore Ravens LB Victor Ochi is signing with the #Jets practice squad.— Jake Steinberg (@Steiny31) September 4, 2016
Doug Middleton, S
Doug Middleton is back with the #Jets. Per source, he has signed to the team’s practice squad.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 4, 2016
Freddie Bishop III, EDGE
Freddie Bishop re-signed by Jets on their practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 4, 2016
Craig Watts, OL
Jets signing Craig Watts to practice squad— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 4, 2016
Bryson Keeton, CB
Miles White, WR
Jets are signing CB Bryson Keeton and WR Myles White to their practice squad, per source. White had been with Giants.— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) September 4, 2016