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Jets invite 37 tryout players, including 21 veterans, to minicamp

B.J. Coleman AP

The Jets will have 37 tryout players taking part in their rookie minicamp, the club said on its website Friday.

Twenty-one players have previous NFL experience of some kind, including quarterback B.J. Coleman, a 2012 seventh-round pick of the Packers. Coleman was one of the competitors for the Packers’ backup quarterback job a season ago, but he was waived before Week One.

The Jets are also trying out safety Ahmad Black, a 2011 fifth-round pick of the Buccaneers who has appeared in 20 regular season games (three starts). Another notable veteran invitee is safety Christian Thompson, whom the Ravens selected in the fourth round in 2012.

The Jets’ rookie minicamp will run through Sunday.

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8 Responses to “Jets invite 37 tryout players, including 21 veterans, to minicamp”
  1. orivar says: May 16, 2014 12:01 PM

    Rarely see try outs anymore.

  2. vtown77 says: May 16, 2014 12:16 PM

    They should have coach tryouts as well

  3. smackingfools says: May 16, 2014 12:17 PM

    That’s almost enough for a team. Would be a nice scrimmage.

  4. harrisonhits2 says: May 16, 2014 12:20 PM

    Maybe Rex was watching Invincible and got this bright idea from that.

    Actually thought what can it hurt ? Maybe cost the team a few plane flights and per diems which is nothing in the grand scheme of NFL money. If the Jets find one player good enough to be a backup or role player its worth the expense.

  5. whiteknightblackheart says: May 16, 2014 12:27 PM

    Idzik is leaving no stone unturned to provide quality depth in all three phases of the game. Commendable.

  6. greenlantern75 says: May 16, 2014 12:30 PM

    It’s the Idzik way….competition will bring out the diamonds…hopefully it translates into better talent

  7. 700levelvet says: May 16, 2014 1:04 PM

    We got Vinnie from Brooklyn, Jamar from the Bronx, Abraham from Manhatten, Billy from Staten Island, and Dom from Queens.. Might actually get a better QB then they have on the roster..

  8. thetruthcampaign says: May 17, 2014 9:11 AM

    53 other players declined the invitations.

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