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Neville Hewitt signs with Jets

Miami Dolphins v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Ian Rapoport reports the the Jets have signed former Dolphins linebacker Neville Hewitt.

Hewitt spent the first three years of his career with the Miami Dolphins. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall in 2015. He started 5 games and recorded 64 tackles in 2016 but bounced between Miami’s practice squad and active roster in 2017.

Hewitt played both safety and linebacker in college. Todd Bowles has shown an affinity for using hybrid linebacker/safety type players at one of the inside linebacker spots in his defense. He used Deone Bucannon in Arizona that way as defensive coordinator, and the Jets used a first round pick to bring in Darron Lee during Bowles’ second Draft with the team back in 2016.

If Hewitt sticks, he possibly could serve as Lee’s backup, with the other reserve linebacker the Jets recently signed, Kevin Pierre-Louis serving as the backup for Avery Williamson.