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Jets sign safety Shamarko Thomas

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The New York Jets announced the signing of former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Shamarko Thomas on Thursday evening.

Thomas was a fourth round pick of the Steelers in 2013. He appeared in 48 games and made two starts for Pittsburgh in four seasons with the team. He racked up 53 tackles and a forced fumble over that span. Thomas missed the final four games of last season with a concussion.

Thomas gives the Jets another safety following a trade that sent Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Demario Davis earlier on Thursday.

The Jets released linebacker Jevaris Jones to clear space for Thomas on their roster. Jones was signed after taking part in the team’s rookie mini-camp as a tryout player in May.

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7 Responses to “Jets sign safety Shamarko Thomas”
  1. holeinone09 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:00 AM

    He was supposed to take over for Troy. That sure didn’t happen. He was a big hitter but his coverage skills never blossomed.

  2. keiselsbeard says: Jun 2, 2017 7:10 AM

    Nice of you to try to pad his stats by not mentioning that almost all of his 53 tackles came on special teams.

  3. dickson29 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:12 AM

    He was Horrendous for the Steelers. Why would the Jets go near him???

  4. tylawspick6 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:52 AM

    dickson29 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 7:12 AM
    He was Horrendous for the Steelers. Why would the Jets go near him???

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    You just answered your own question…They’re the Jets. It’s what they do.

  5. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 2, 2017 12:51 PM

    keiselsbeard says:
    Jun 2, 2017 7:10 AM
    Nice of you to try to pad his stats by not mentioning that almost all of his 53 tackles came on special teams.
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    In their defense, the Jets did not know this.

  6. ace24xx says: Jun 3, 2017 1:36 AM

    Who cares! How about signing Jeremy Maclin. It’s about time for Woody and Mike to do something the Jets fans can get a little excited about.

  7. whirlingdervish2012 says: Jun 3, 2017 4:08 PM

    Good luck, Shamarko!

    Thanks for all the great plays you made on special teams.

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