The New York Jets have made a flurry of minor roster moves. Defensive lineman Ed Stinson, who was re-signed to replace suspended wide receiver Jeremy Kerley on the roster, has been waived/injured after failing to practice all week. Stinson played in four games for the Jets and registered three tackles.
Replacing Stinson on the 53 man roster is wide receiver/running back/returner JoJo Natson. Natson is a 23 year old, 5’ 7”, 159 pound gadget player with good straight line speed and excellent lateral quickness. Natson played his college ball first at Utah State, where in 2013 he was the only FBS player in the country to register multiple touchdowns rushing, receiving and returning. Natson was removed from Utah State due to an incident of alleged misappropriation of scholarship funds allotted to a teammate, and he later played with Akron University. In his college career Natson registered a total of 15 TDs from scrimmage and 5 TDs returning. Natson returned a total of 72 punts for 904 yards, an excellent 12.6 return average. This may come back to haunt me, and I’m not saying he will have anywhere near the same success in the NFL, but Natson has a little bit of former Jets great Bruce Harper in him. Fast, laterally quick, tough, good hands, elusive; he appears to have the ingredients to succeed as a gadget player in the NFL if his undersized body can take the pounding. It is possible the Jets have finally found a decent return man; we’ll start to find out on Sunday.
Replacing JoJo Natson on the practice squad is newly signed cornerback Michael Hunter. Michael Hunter is a 24 year old, 6’ 1”, 190 pound cornerback with 4.40 speed. He was not drafted out of Oklahoma State in 2016 and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. Hunter played in six games for the Giants in 2016 and 2017, registering a total of four tackles in mostly special teams work.