Stanford was released by the Jets in a procedural move last Friday but now returns as expected after just a couple of days. The 26-year-old played nine games for New York last season, totaling 22 tackles while also starting three of those contests. After dealing with an ankle problem last term, Stanford will hope to make the team's roster again as a depth linebacker and special teams contributor.
Stanford (ankle) was released by the Jets on Friday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
After receiving a promotion from the Jets' practice squad to the active roster last October, Stanford ultimately finished the 2016 campaign with 22 tackles across nine game appearances. However, he ended the season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury and will likely need to prove he's back to full strength before finding a new home ahead of training camp.
Stanford was waived/injured by the Jets on Wednesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Stanford injured his ankle Monday night against the Colts and wasn't able to practice Wednesday. The Jets claimed ex-Jaguar Arthur Brown off waivers to get back to the 53-man roster limit.
Stanford will look to provide depth to a thin linebacker corps for the Jets. Erin Henderson is likely out for the year after being placed on the NFI and Darron Lee remains sidelined with an ankle injury, so Stanford could see some immediate action in Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/10/17||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2015||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||9||22||15.0||7||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|