New York Jets: Mossis Madu

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.

Jets sign ex-Bucs RB Madu

August, 4, 2013
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.