2011 Undrafted Free Agent Signings: New York Jets


The New York Jets have formally announced their undrafted free agent signings this year, and there are ten of them, who have also been added to TOJ’s updated depth chart.

TE Josh Baker, 6-foot-3, 244 pounds (N.W. Missouri)
LB Nick Bellore, 6-1, 250 (Central Michigan)
WR Michael Campbell, 6-2, 205 (Temple)
WR Dan DePalma, 5-11, 200 (West Chester)
TE Collin Franklin, 6-5, 252 (Iowa State)
LB Stafford Gatling, 6-4/249 (Ohio)
C Tom Ottaiano, 6-1/295 (Monmouth)
CB Julian Posey, 5-11, 187 (Ohio)
WR Courtney Smith, 6-5, 230 (South Alabama)
OL Chris Stewart, 6-5, 351 (Notre Dame)

Initial thoughts —

Half of these ten are either wide receivers or tight ends, which makes sense considering how those positions are in flux right now. You want as many people available as possible to run routes, especially with Jerricho Cotchery coming off an injury. Josh Baker is a guy to keep an eye on, with his athleticism he could flex into the H-Back role easily. Nick Bellore is another player who should have a good shot of making the roster considering how thin the Jets are at linebacker and that he was considered by many to be a 6th or 7th round prospect in the draft.

Author: Joe Caporoso

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