Jets to sign Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to practice squad

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The Doctor is back in the NFL.

Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif worked out for the Jets earlier this week and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he will be signing to the team’s practice squad.

Duvernay-Tardif started seven games for the Jets last season and stepped away from football early this year in order to enter a medical residency program at a Montreal-area hospital. Duvernay-Tardif, completed medical school in 2018, has completed that program and is now turning back to the gridiron.

The signing gives the Jets some experienced depth on an offensive line that’s dealt with a lot of injuries. Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker suffered season-ending injuries while tackles George Fant and Max Mitchell remain on the injured reserve list.

3 responses to “Jets to sign Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to practice squad

  1. Excellent addition for O-Line depth who can step into the lineup and be a reliable starter if necessary.

  2. Great pick up for the Jets!! Love this guy and i hope he still tries to get the DR. on his jersey again.

  3. I am from Montreal. He did not finish his residency, he only completed 3 months. He was granted a 5 month exemption by McGill to train and find a team to sign with. Which is a slap in the face to his colleagues, who have to work full time without getting 5 months off to have a million dollar side job. It is also an insult to all those who applied for his residency program and were not granted a position, as he is taking a spot that is currently not being used.

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