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Sunday, August 4, 2013
Jets sign ex-Bucs RB Madu

By Rich Cimini

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Looking to add depth in the backfield, the Jets signed former Bucs RB Mossis Madu on Sunday.

Madu, who made the Bucs' roster last season as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma, rushed for only 55 yards on 15 carries (3.7 average). But he showed an ability to catch the ball, finishing with 10 receptions for 72 yards in nine games.

The Jets are hurting in the backfield. Chris Ivory (hamstring) still hasn't practiced, Mike Goodson isn't in camp and Joe McKnight missed Saturday night's scrimmage with concussion-like symptoms. Bilal Powell did a nice job in the scrimmage, but they still needed a body.

The Jets also re-signed WR Michael Campbell (training camp, 2012) and they signed C Erik Cook, a seventh-round pick of the Redskins in 2010. He also spent time with the Eagles. He has six games played, including two starts. They needed a body with rookie C Dalton Freeman sidelined with a high-ankle sprain. Backup Caleb Schlauderaff didn't fare well in the scrimmage.

In other roster moves, the Jets waived former seventh-round WR Jordan White (injury settlement) and CB Eric Crocker, who made an interception but also was burned for a 47-yard TD pass in the scrimmage.