With the Jets finished in the 2017 NFL Draft, the work is not complete. Now the attention turns to signing undrafted free agents.
To be clear, most players the Jets sign as undrafted free agents will not pan out. Many will languish bouncing between the back of the roster and the practice squad. Many others will be cut in training camp and never even get that far. Some will even miss the first round of cuts.
Sometimes you find a gem, though, as the Jets have done with Damon Harrison and Mike Devito in the past. Even players like Jeff Cumberland who turn out to be marginal contributors are relatively successful undrafted free agent stories.
To track which players the Jets sign, we will enlist the GGN Twitter widget. If there was a Twitter widget draft, teams would be mortgaging their future to trade up for the top overall pick so they could draft it.
Brisly Estime, WR Syracuse
Brisly Estime (WR/Ret, Syracuse) has just agreed to terms with the New York Jets... Was the top punt returner in the nation last year.— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) April 29, 2017
Connor Harris, LB, Lindenwood
Lindenwood ILB Connor Harris is headed to the Jets— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) April 29, 2017
https://t.co/yPN49lZ26t #NFL #NFLDraftNews
Xavier Coleman, CB, Portland State
Portland State CB Xavier Coleman confirms to us that he has signed a free agent deal with the New York #Jets. #BigSkyFB #NFLDraft— Skyline Sports (@SkylineSportsMT) April 29, 2017
Anthony Firkser FB/TE, Harvard
Source: #Jets have signed undrafted free agent FB/TE Anthony Firkser. Local product out of Harvard and Manalapan High School (N.J). pic.twitter.com/peAtOtMB2m— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) April 29, 2017
Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State
UDFA WR Gabe Marks (Washington State) to sign with #Jets, per @AdamSchefter. 37 career TDs.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 30, 2017
Austin Calitro, LB, Villanova
Villanova linebacker Austin Calitro to New York Jets— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 30, 2017
Patrick Gamble, DL, Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech DT Patrick Gamble to New York Jets as a priority free agent, per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 30, 2017
Dave Evans, QB, Tulsa
Congrats to QB Dane Evans (@daneevans9) on signing with the New York Jets! @nyjets #APEC817 #TeamAPEC pic.twitter.com/F69hUMnAY6— APEC (@teamAPEC) April 30, 2017
Jareid Combs, DE/OLB, North Texas
.@Combs_Era7 Inks Free Agent Deal With The @nyjets: https://t.co/hg0m2DG308 #UDFA #GMG #NFLMeanGreen— #GMG (@MeanGreenFB) April 30, 2017
Anthony Jennings, QB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Thank you New York for the opportunity. pic.twitter.com/fXrtGnHL19— Anthony Jennings (@JENNINGSWINNING) April 30, 2017