The decision to cut a player who barely played for them in 2012 is going to grab the headlines, but the Jets also added some bodies to their roster on Monday.
The team officially announced the three-year contract extension for running back Chris Ivory and the signing of former Lions guard Stephen Peterman in a release that also included the identities of the 15 undrafted rookies that the team has added to their 90-man roster. The list includes four wide receivers, two tight ends and no quarterbacks.
Joining the Jets on Monday are: Central Florida linebacker Troy Davis; Hawaii defensive back Mike Edwards; Clemson offensive lineman Dalton Freeman; Northern Arizona offensive lineman Trey Gilleo; Eastern Illinois defensive lineman Roosevelt Holliday; Iowa State defensive lineman Jake McDonough; California (PA) safety Rontez Miles; Texas A&M defensive end Spencer Nealy; Boston College tight end Chris Pantale; South Florida offensive lineman Mark Popek; Tennessee wide receiver Zach Rogers; Pittsburgh tight end Mike Shanahan; Lehigh wide receiver Ryan Spadola; Bethune-Cookman wide receiver K.J. Stroud and Marshall wide receiver Antavious Wilson.
Spadola (pictured) drew a draftable grade in some circles after his performance at the combine in Indianapolis. The Jets didn’t add any wide receivers during the draft, which could offer Spadola and the other undrafted wideouts a decent shot at a job barring any other acquisitions. The same holds for Shanahan and Pantale on a thin depth chart at tight end.