Kony Ealy is a 25 year old, 6’ 4”, 275 pound defensive end. He was originally drafted with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers. In 47 career games, 15 of which have been starts, Ealy has amassed 80 tackles, 19 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 5 passes defended, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 interception and a partridge in a pear tree. Ealy becomes another shot at developing an edge defender who can rush the passer effectively for the Jets.
To make room on the roster the Jets waived/injured defensive end Anthony Johnson.