Just a few days after the Jets let linebacker Julian Stanford go, the team has decided to re-sign him.
Stanford’s release was apparently due to a technicality.
#Jets have re-signed LB Julian Stanford. Cut him Friday (his wedding day), but it was a procedural move for IR players. Plan was to re-sign.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 17, 2017
So I guess I should retract all of that stuff I said when he was cut about how it wasn’t a big loss.
All joking aside, I don’t think this moves the needle much at all. I didn’t think letting him go really helped or hurt the Jets much. I don’t think bringing him back helps or hurts the Jets much. Stanford saw some playing time around the middle of last season, but he is more of a depth piece than anything else. Turning 27 in September, his upside is limited. This is the type of player you can live with as a backup, but in an ideal world a younger higher ceiling player will perform well enough in camp to take Stanford’s roster spot.