The Jets brought in a lot of players over the weekend to tryout at the rookie minicamp, two of those players made such an impression that they've been signed to professional contracts.
The Jets announced late last night that they had signed offensive lineman Benjamin Braden and Chris Bordelon. To make room for the signings, they released LS Zach Triner and tackle Donald Hawkins.
Bordelon a 6'6, 315lb tackle out of Nicholls State was a Second Team All-Southland selection last year and an All-Southland Conference honorable mention in 2014.
The Jets also signed former Michigan guard Ben Braden. Braden has moved around the offensive line a little bit at Michigan, making starts at left tackle, left guard and right tackle. Ben earned honorable mention All-Big Ten notice at guard in 2015, and second-team All-Big Ten in 2016 where he spent more time at tackle (7 games), than he did at guard (4 games).
Triner signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets in January, but with longtime snapper Tanner Purdum on the roster, it was always going to be a longshot to make the roster.
Donald Hawkins has bounced around the league after going undrafted out of Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2014. The Jets were his 7th team having been signed to the practice squad in November 2016.