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Jets Make Several Roster Moves

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The New York Jets have signed linebacker Bryce Hager and safety Bennett Jackson to the active roster and released offensive lineman Jimmy Murray. The Jets have also signed edge defender Sharif Finch, defensive back Elijah Campbell and defensive back Saquan Hampton to the practice squad, and placed wide receiver D.J. Montgomery on the practice squad injured reserve list.

Bryce Hager is a 28 year old, 6’ 1”, 237 pound linebacker. He was signed to the practice squad on September 22 and was elevated to the active roster a week ago for the Bills game. He played 13 special teams snaps and had 1 tackle against the Bills. Hager spent last season on the Los Angeles Rams’ injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. He was originally selected by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft, and has spent the large majority of his career on special teams.

Bennett Jackson is a 29 year old, 6’ 0”, 192 pound defensive back who re-signed with the Jets in the offseason. He was a final cut this year before he signed with the practice squad. Jackson played in six games last season — four with the Ravens and two with the Jets. He was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Sharif Finch is a 25 year old, 6’ 4”, 250 pound edge defender. He was released from the Chicago Bears practice squad on Oct 23. Finch originally signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He played in 23 games for Tennessee over two seasons, with career totals of 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 40 tackles.

Elijah Campbell is a 5’ 11”, 190 pound defensive back. He played in both the XFL with the DC Defenders, and the Alliance of American Football with the Birmingham Iron. With the Iron Campbell had 21 tackles and a team-high 2 fumble recoveries. Campbell spent training camp in 2018 with the Browns but did not make the 53-man roster. He reportedly clocked a 4.34 40 yard time in his Pro Day workout.

Saquan Hampton is a soon to be 25 year old, 6’ 1”, 206 pound defensive back. Hampton was waived by the New Orleans Saints with an injury settlement on September 14. He was originally drafted by the Saints in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft out of Rutgers. Hampton played five games with the Saints in 2019, recording one tackle for a loss.