The Jets made a pair of moves Monday, signing CB Bryson Keeton and waiving TE Adrien Robinson.
Keeton, a 6’2”, 190-pound DB, played two seasons at Montana State and combined to total 21 passes defended in 2014 and ’15. His 14 passes defended in 2014 ranked 29th in the FCS and third in the Big Sky conference. Keeton was one of 22 tryout players who participated in the team’s rookie minicamp.
Robinson, originally a fourth-round selection (No. 127 overall) of the Giants in 2012, signed a reserve/future contract with Jets in January. The 6’4”, 264-pounder recorded five catches with the Giants in 2014 and was a final cut by New York’s NFC representative last year.
The Jets announced two transactions Friday, placing RB Matt Forté on injured reserve and promoting DB Bryson Keeton to the active roster.
Limited by a post-bye knee injury, Forté was ruled out for a second consecutive week. He combined for only seven carries and 29 yards against the Patriots and the Colts in Weeks 12 and 13 respectively as Bilal Powell took over the bell cow duties. After averaging 73.2 yards on the ground and recording seven rush touchdowns in his first 10 games for the Green & White, Forté finished with 813 rush yards in addition to 30 receptions and eight total TDs.
Keeton (6’2″, 190), a Montana State product, was one of 22 tryout players who participated in rookie minicamp before signing with the Green & White. He had 64 plays on defense in the preseason, was waived and then spent the entire regular season on the practice squad.
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Two years ago, a writer for mlive.com said Jason Vander Laan “is built like a linebacker, hits like a fullback and, this season, is developing into a passer.”
This offseason the Jets are trying to turn the passer who racked up numbers like an SEC tailback into an NFL tight end.
Vander Laan takes all this positional hopscotching in stride.
So, if you started Matt Forté in fantasy, you pretty much won your matchup this week. A hundred rushing yards and three touchdowns? Yeah, that’ll do the trick. In fact, the New York Jets jersey china were a fantasy gold mine on Thursday, with two wide receivers eclipsing the 100-yard mark and a third falling just 8 yards short. Back to Forte, though: Ask most people if he’s a Hall of Fame back, and you’ll probably get a pensive look with a lot of “Meh.” But wait a second … Forte already has compiled 12,982 yards from scrimmage. Jerome Bettis made it a few years ago, with 15,111 from scrimmage.
At some point soon, Matt Forte will address the media for the first time as a New York Jet. But after eight years in Chicago, Forté sent an introductory note on Instagram to his new fan base.
In addition to addressing his championship aspirations, the 30-year-old Forté also expressed the desire to capture a rushing title like Curtis Martin. At 31 years of age, the workhorse Martin won a rushing title in 2004 with 1,697 yards. That actually occurred in Martin’s 10th season while Forté, who has rushed for 1,000 yards in three of the past four seasons, is entering his ninth professional season.