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How are ex-Jets faring with their new teams? (Part Two)

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We’ve been looking at how former Jets players have been performing with their new teams. Having looked at the AFC, we’ll now move on and look at ex-Jets that are now on NFC teams.

As ever, this list is intended to be exhaustive, but if we missed anyone, let us know in the comments.


Defensive lineman Leonard Williams got off to a bit of a slow start and has been dealing with a knee injury but did post 1.5 sacks in the last three games.

Defensive back Quincy Wilson is on injured reserve and Jonotthan Harrison is on the practice squad injured list. Special teamers Matt Cole and Jordyn Peters were on the practice squad but have since been released.


Ryan Fitzpatrick won the starting quarterback role but got injured early on in the season opener and has been on injured reserve since then. He threw just six passes.

Defensive back Darryl Roberts was inactive for the first three games and just played special teams in the last two.

Center Jon Toth was on the practice squad but was just released.


Edge defender Tarell Basham has played in all five games, starting the last two. He has nine tackles, a sack, two quarterback hits and a tackle for loss.

Cornerback Maurice Canady has played 40 defensive snaps in a reserve role and gave up a 41-yard catch and a touchdown in coverage. He also had two penalties.

Cornerback Kyron Brown and tight end Ian Bunting remain on the practice squad but haven’t been active yet.


Quarterback Joe Flacco is still on the roster but didn’t play yet. Defensive back Blake Countess was released from from injured reserve.


Tight end Bronson Kaufusi and offensive lineman Ben Braden are on the practice squad but Braden did get elevated and saw action on special teams in week five.


The Bears have six ex-Jets on their roster, including Jeremiah Attaochu, who was placed on injured reserve this week. Attaochu had just two tackles and one quarterback hit in the first five games in a reserve role.

On special teams, long snapper Patrick Scales and Cairo Santos are also ex-Jets. Santos has made all 16 kicks this year, including seven field goals.

Safety Marqui Christian started the opener at safety but has just played special teams since then. He has three tackles on the year.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman has been a healthy scratch all season so far.

Against all odds, Alec Ogletree has been the Bears’ most productive ex-Jet. He’s started all five games, racking up 30 tackles, two pass break-ups, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit. He had 12 tackles in the win over the Lions.


The Jets traded Chris Herndon to the Vikings right before the season and he’s been an abject flop so far with no receptions on two targets.

Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been playing a reserve role, in which he’s generated seven tackles, two passes defensed and a tackle for loss.

Parry Nickerson and Dakota Dozier are both on the practice squad and each has been activated three times for special teams duties.


The Lions claimed defensive back and kick returner Corey Ballentine from the Jets before the season. He’s returned four kickoffs for 94 yards so far, but hasn’t played on defense.

The only other ex-Jet is running back Godwin Igwebuike who was still a safety when he was a Jet. He hasn’t played on offense yet but has returned six kickoffs for 109 yards and recorded three special teams tackles.


Nose tackle Steve McLendon has three tackles and a quarterback hit in five games as a reserve.

Linebacker Kevin Minter has played in four games in a reserve role and registered seven tackles and a quarterback hit.

The Bucs added a couple of ex-Jets cornerbacks when they signed Pierre Desir and added Rashard Robinson to their practice squad. Desir has played in two games, seeing some action on defense and recording two tackles, while Robinson has been active three times for special teams duties.

Long snapper Zach Triner is currently on injured reserve.


Offensive lineman Josh Andrews won the starting left guard job but hasn’t played yet because he broke his hand right before the season and has been on injured reserve ever since.

Linebacker Brandon Copeland has four tackles in four games in a reserve role and defensive tackle Mike Pennel just signed and made his first appearance against the Jets on Sunday recording one tackle.


As usual, Demario Davis has been filling up the stat sheet with the Saints. He has 38 tackles, four tackles for loss, three passes defensed, three quarterback hits and a sack.

Ty Montgomery has been making modest contributions now he’s back at wide receiver. He started one game and has registered 57 yards on seven touches. The Saints also added Chris Hogan to their receiver rotation. He also started one game and has four catches for 41 yards.

Quarterback Trevor Siemian is on the roster but did not play yet and cornerback Brian Poole was released from injured reserve having not played.


Sam Darnold got off to a solid start and had three 300-yard games in a row entering last weekend but then threw three interceptions in a tough loss. He only has six touchdowns and six interceptions but already has a career-high five rushing touchdowns.

Having just signed a lucrative extension, Robby Anderson has been struggling to get going with Darnold throwing to him again. While he burned the Jets for a long touchdown in the opener, he has just 11 catches for 122 yards and no scores other than that after being in the top 10 of the NFL for receptions last season.

Starters Pat Elflein and Juston Burris are both on injured reserve after getting injured in the second and third game respectively. Elflein struggled against the Jets in the opener with five pressures and a penalty given up. Burris had been playing well though with 11 tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception.

Edge defender Frankie Luvu has made a few plays so far, starting one game and recording five tackles, a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.

Linebacker Julian Stanford is usually just a special teamer but saw some action on defense this weekend. He has four tackles in five games

Carolina already had James Morgan on their practice squad but have since added Matt Cole and Doug Middleton too. None of them have been active yet.


Running back Raheem Mostert had 31 yards on three touches in the first game but suffered a serious knee injury and had surgery that should end his season. In response, the 49ers claimed Trenton Cannon but his only carry so far went for a loss and he had a costly fumble on a kickoff. He has special teams tackles in five straight games though and he did break a 68-yard return.

Offensive lineman Tom Compton provides offensive line depth and has been active in all five games but so far has only played on special teams.

Jordan Willis remains suspended for one more week, while Corbin Kaufusi was released from the practice squad. The 49ers also signed Buster Skrine but he lasted less than two weeks before being cut. He only played special teams in his one appearance.


John Wolford remains on the roster as a backup quarterback but he hasn’t played yet.


The Seahawks already had a ton of ex-Jets but they added another before the opener when they signed cornerback Blessuan Austin. He hasn’t played any defensive snaps yet though.

The big story is Geno Smith who is going to be starting for the next several weeks with Russell Wilson injured. In his first game of the year, Smith passed for 131 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 23 yards off the bench but also had a costly interception as the Rams won by nine.

Safety Jamal Adams is off to a disappointing start although he’s racked up 37 tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass defensed. Surprisingly, he hasn’t recorded any pressure at all yet and has also given up some plays in coverage.

Tackle Brandon Shell missed a couple of games but has played well in his three starts with no sacks allowed.

On special teams, Jason Myers has missed three kicks already, but Nick Bellore is leading the league with eight special teams tackles.

Edge defender Kerry Hyder has started all five games and although he didn’t register a sack yet, he has 13 tackles, four quarterback hits, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery.

Offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley has been active four times, but didn’t play any offensive snaps yet.


Kelvin Beachum is still starting at right tackle for the Cardinals but he missed a couple of starts. He has two penalties in his three starts so far. Guard Brian Winters also saw action off the bench in the first two games but was then released.

Arizona already had receiver/return man Greg Dortch and tight end Ross Travis on their practice squad and have since also added offensive lineman Eric Smith. Smith and Travis have each been active for one game but barely played.

We’ll update you again at later on in the season.