With training camp scheduled to get underway this week, it’s time to update on which former Jets players made it onto other teams’ rosters. Having looked at AFC teams earlier this week, we’ll be looking at NFC teams today.
Giants: The Giants will be hoping Leonard Williams takes his game to the next level this year, but weren’t willing to commit to him long-term. He’s joined on the 53 by Eric Tomlinson who was released initially but re-signed on Sunday.
Eric Smith and Chandler Catanzaro failed to make the roster or practice squad.
Washington: Kevin Pierre-Louis is the only ex-Jet on Washington’s team. It’s possible he’ll be a starter or at least have some kind of regular rotational role.
Washington also placed Mike Liedtke on injured reserve and had released Dee Delaney earlier on in the offseason.
Cowboys: Dallas doesn’t have any ex-Jets on their team with Maurice Canady having opted out. They released Devin Smith and Wyatt Miller during camp.
Eagles: The Eagles don’t have any ex-Jets either, but they did sign 41-year old Josh McCown to a practice squad deal to be their emergency quarterback. He won’t join the team in person unless he’s needed. Surprisingly, Deontay Burnett did not make the practice squad despite an impressive camp.
Bears: Buster Skrine returns as Chicago’s nickel back and he’s joined on their 53 by long snapper Patrick Scales who was once in camp with the Jets.
The Bears also retained kicker Cairo Santos on their practice squad.
Vikings: Guard Dakota Dozier not only made Minnesota’s roster but also surprisingly won the starting role at left guard according to reports.
Lions: Darryl Roberts made the Lions roster. They are still listing him as a cornerback. Offensive lineman Oday Aboushi was initially released but then got re-signed on Sunday.
Bucs: Former Jets head coach Todd Bowles opted to retain one ex-Jet for his defense; linebacker Kevin Minter. They had released Jordan Leggett earlier on in the offseason.
Falcons: Named by some sources as a potential cap casualty, James Carpenter was ultimately retained and is still expected to start.
Atlanta released JJ Wilcox and Edmond Robinson, but Robinson was added to their practice squad.
Saints: Demario Davis is probably the most successful ex-Jet currently still in the league. His spot isn’t in doubt although the Saints may seek to restructure his contract with their pending cap issues. New Orleans also retained Ty Mongomery.
They had released two other ex-Jets - Tim White and Jason Vander Laan - during the offseason.
Panthers: The Panthers retained Robby Anderson, Teddy Bridgewater and Juston Burris as expected. It’s likely all three will be starters. Linebacker/special teamer Julian Stanford was a late addition.
Kaare Vedvik was brought back on the practice squad after having been released and Marcus Murphy was let go earlier on in the offseason.
49ers: San Francisco retained three ex-Jets on their active roster with Tom Compton, Kerry Hyder and Raheem Mostert all likely to be reserves.
They also had Spencer Long on their roster briefly but he opted to retire. They did, however, bring in Dakoda Shepley, who they’ve opted to put on their practice squad.
Rams: Two of the biggest surprises were that Jachai Polite and John Wolford both made the Rams’ roster. Polite, a third-round pick, failed to make the Jets as a rookie but seems to have resurrected his career following a humbling year on the Rams’ practice squad. Wolford was with the Jets in 2018 but had to go via the AAF to make the Rams.
They had released Greg Dortch earlier on in the offseason.
Seahawks: Seattle now has five players on their 53-man roster, after Nick Bellore was re-signed yesterday. Jamal Adams is the headliner here but Brandon Shell and Jason Myers could also be big factors in their success. Their fans will be hoping Geno Smith doesn’t see the field.
Cardinals: Finally, Kelvin Beachum not only made the Cardinals but also is expected to start for them having moved over to right tackle.
We’ll be back with an update during the season on how all the ex-Jets have been faring.