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Jets Sign WR J.J. Jones and C Jon Toth To Practice Squad

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The New York Jets have filled two open spots on the practice squad by signing wide receiver J.J. Jones and center Jon Toth.

J.J. Jones is a 25 year old (turns 26 in December) 5’ 10”, 175 pound wide receiver. He went undrafted in the 2018 NFL draft and was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent. In three games with the Chargers Jones managed the unlikely feat of having zero receptions, one rushing attempt, and two fumbles. He returned five punts for 24 yards and a 4.8 yard average, as well as three kicks for 69 yards and a 23 yard average.

It’s a bit difficult to understand what NFL teams see in Jones. He was never a dominant or even a mildly productive receiver at West Georgia. His best year he had 24 receptions for 278 yards. He had some success as a returner, but was by no means dominant. Jones has some straight line speed and some lateral quickness, so perhaps he can make something of himself as a returner and backup slot receiver. You can check out his college highlights, such as they are, in this Youtube video:

Jon Toth is a 24 year old, 6’ 5”, 307 pound center out of the University of Kentucky. Toth is a powerful blocker but a middling athlete with heavy feet and little lateral quickness who struggles in space. He went undrafted in the 2017 NFL draft and was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to the practice squad in December 2017. Toth spent the 2018 preseason with the Eagles before being cut on final cutdown day. The Eagles re-signed Toth to their 2018 practice squad before releasing him in late September.