Jets promote linebacker Troy Davis from practice squad


The Jets have signed rookie linebacker Troy Davis from their practice squad, the club said Saturday.

Davis (6-2, 251) notched five tackles in four preseason games for the Jets. The Jets waived him on August 31, then re-signed him to the practice squad the next day.

Davis, who played colleglately at South Florida, signed with New York as an undrafted free agent on May 9. As a senior, Davis notched 72 tackles and eight tackles and earned first-team all-Conference USA honors as a defensive lineman.

The Jets, who host Pittsburgh on Sunday, are at their 53-player roster limit.