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Jets Re-Sign LB Julian Stanford

The New York Jets announced that they’ve re-signed LB Julian Stanford on Monday.

While the Jets recently released Stanford, Rich Cimini mentioned yesterday that this was just procedural, as they are required to release him by April 15 after he finished the 2016 season on injured reserve.

Cimini added that the Jets planned to re-sign Stanford, so this doesn’t come as a surprise.

Stanford, 26, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Wagner back in 2012. He lasted over a year in Jacksonville before joining the Lions during the 2013 season.

Stanford played briefly for the Buccaneers last year before signing on to the Jets’ practice squad and later returning on a future/reserve contract. He was waived a few weeks into the regular season and later added to the Jets’ practice squad before getting the call up to the active roster a month ago.

New York waived him with an injury designation back in December of last year but he later reverted to their injured reserve list. The Jets cut him loose last week.

In 2016, Stanford appeared in nine games and recorded 22 tackles for the Jets.