In a busy day for the New York Jets the team waived/injured 23 year old defensive lineman Brandin Bryant, placed 27 year old defensive back Corey White on the injured reserve list, and signed defensive linemen Devon Still and Jeremy Faulk.
Devon Still is a 28 year old, 6’ 5”, 305 pound defensive lineman entering his fifth season in the NFL. Still was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft, but never really made his mark with the Bengals. In three years with Cincinnati Still accumulated 40 tackles in 30 games and never made it into the starting lineup. The Bengals cut Still in 2014 and he did not play in the NFL 2015. The Houston Texans signed Still in 2016 and he appeared in three games for the Texans, accumulating three tackles, before having his season cut short by a foot injury that required season ending surgery. Still profiles as a run stuffer, providing little in terms of the pass rush.
Jeremy Faulk is a 23 year old, 6’ 2”, 300 pound run stuffing defensive lineman with some pass rush ability. Faulk has followed a long and winding road to the NFL. Faulk played briefly for Florida Atlantic before starring at Garden City Community College. After a standout 2015 campaign at Garden City featuring 87 tackles and 7.5 sacks Faulk was named Player Of The Year by the NJCAA. Faulk then transferred to Baylor, but a regime change occurred there shortly thereafter, and a couple of prior incidents in which Faulk was never charged led to Baylor revoking Faulk’s scholarship. Faulk eventually made his way back to Garden City for the 2016 season, where he led the team to a perfect 11-0 record and a national junior college championship. Faulk was named MVP of the championship game.
Faulk went undrafted in the 2017 draft but was invited to tryouts with the Jets for both rookie minicamp and veteran minicamp. The Jets ultimately chose not to sign Faulk, but injuries have led to another opportunity opening up.