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Jets sign Greg Salas off Eagles practice squad

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Veteran kick returner Josh Cribbs isn’t the only new member of the Jets roster.

Wide receiver Greg Salas will make the short trip from Philadelphia to the Jets’ facility in New Jersey after being signed off of the Eagles’ practice squad. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Salas was in the Eagles’ locker room on Tuesday when he found out that he’d be switching teams.

Salas was a fourth-round pick by the Rams in 2011 and had 27 catches in six games for them as a rookie. He was traded to the Patriots before last season and spent a few months on their practice squad before being claimed off of waivers by the Eagles.

The dual additions send a pretty bleak message for Clyde Gates‘ chances of playing this weekend after suffering a shoulder injury against the Steelers as well as the chance of Santonio Holmes making his return from a hamstring injury. Those absences could lead to running back Chris Ivory seeing his desire to run the ball more often come true.

UPDATE 2:48 p.m. ET: The Jets announced the signing and placed Gates and running back Mike Goodson on season-ending injured reserve.

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9 Responses to “Jets sign Greg Salas off Eagles practice squad”
  1. kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 2:34 PM

    I’m willing to try anything to help out Geno this year before WR is addressed in the offseason. So when it comes to Cribbs and Salas i say, why not?

  2. wiitrainingcamp says: Oct 15, 2013 2:40 PM

    He had a nice pre-season for the Eagles and I was mildly surprised he didn’t make the final 53 man roster.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    Salas is going to Hawaii one of these years. When he finally runs out of tryouts and heads back home.

  4. janvanflac says: Oct 15, 2013 3:56 PM

    He looked great in preseason. Was surprised that the Eagles signed BJ Cunningham this week (who they had released with an injury settlement in training camp) instead of promoting him.

  5. eaglesfan036 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    Salas played well in the preseason, I think the only reason he didn’t make the 53 man roster was he wasn’t much of a special teams factor.

  6. txpatsfan77 says: Oct 15, 2013 5:06 PM

    Wait a second.

    “Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Salas was in the Eagles’ locker room on Tuesday when he found out that he’d be switching teams.”

    You can’t “claim” players off another team’s practice squad without their consent.

    (That’s the whole reason why some teams pay their PS players more than the minimum—to entice them not to consider offers from other teams.)

  7. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Oct 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    It looks like the Jets are shooting for the all-palindrome team !

  8. beastofbeasts says: Oct 15, 2013 6:02 PM

    txpatsfan77 says:
    Oct 15, 2013 5:06 PM
    “Wait a second.

    “Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Salas was in the Eagles’ locker room on Tuesday when he found out that he’d be switching teams.”

    You can’t “claim” players off another team’s practice squad without their consent.

    (That’s the whole reason why some teams pay their PS players more than the minimum—to entice them not to consider offers from other teams.)”

    You sir are 100% wrong. Players on PS absolutely are able to be signed by ANY OTHER TEAM at any time. Don’t know where u got your information from, but it’s incorrect. I know because I was on NFL practice squad for 3 years. However, you don’t need to have been in the NFL to know this.. common knowledge amongst most NFL fans.

  9. pabrownsfan says: Oct 16, 2013 6:38 AM

    @beastofbeasts I 100% agree and never played a down in the N.F.L. but by this time you should know how many people that post on here that do not even have a tiny clue what they are talking about.

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