New York Jets: Chris Pantale

Jets release final cut list -- finally

August, 31, 2013
The New York Jets announced their final cuts, paring the roster to 53. Keep in mind, this doesn't mean the roster is final. There will be moving parts as the weekend continues. The 22 cuts:

QB — Greg McElroy (with an injury).

RB — Mossis Madu (with an injury).

WR — Michael Campbell, Mohamed Massaquoi, Ben Obomanu, Zach Rogers.

TE — Chris Pantale.

OL — Erik Cook, J.B. Shugarts, Jason Smith.

DL — Junior Aumavae, Lanier Coleman, Tevita Finau, Antonio Garay.

LB — Troy Davis, JoJo Dickson, Jacquies Smith.

DB — Royce Adams, Mike Edwards, Rontez Miles.

K -- Dan Carpenter.

Running back Mike Goodson was moved to the reserve/suspended list and thus will not count against the 53-man roster limit, the Jets noted in a press release.
The Jets signed 15 undrafted free agents at the conclusion of the draft. Here's a brief bio on each player, starting with the offense:

Dalton Freeman, C, Clemson: The school's first center in 60-plus years to start as a freshman. Started 49 games in his career, a first-team, all-ACC selection.

Trey Gilleo, OT, Northern Arizona: Started 33 straight games. Listed at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds. Arrived as a 219-pound freshman.

Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College: Hails from Wayne, N.J. Missed the first five games last season with a broken foot. Finished with 21 receptions, 189 yards and two touchdowns.

Mark Popek, G, South Florida: Started two years at left tackle. Won't find many guards taller than him -- 6-foot-7, 299 pounds.

Zach Rogers, WR, Tennessee: Overshadowed by Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter. Slot receiver. Caught 32 passes for 491 yards and seven touchdowns last season. A real sleeper.

Mike Shanahan, WR/TE, Pitt: No relation to the Redskins' coach. At 6-foot-4, 241 pounds, he likely will be moved to tight end. Highly productive: Finished with 58 receptions, 926 yards and five touchdowns.

K.J. Stroud, WR, Bethune-Cookman: Raised in Brooklyn, spent two years at Rutgers. Nice-sized receiver (6-foot-2), limited by injuries last season -- only 26 catches for 283 yards. Stood out at New Jersey regional combine and was invited to national combine.

Ryan Spadola, WR, Lehigh: From Howell, N.J. A nice-sized receiver (6-foot-1) with surprising agility. Caught 57 passes for 851 yards and four touchdowns last season. Highest-graded offensive player among the Jets' UDFAs, according to Pro Football Weekly.

Antavious Wilson, WR, Marshall: More productive than teammate Aaron Dobson, a second-round pick of the Patriots. Finished with 69 receptions, 741 yards and nine touchdowns last season.