The New York Jets announced that they’ve signed seventh-round pick DT Deon Simon to their practice squad on Thursday.
- The Jets also promoted TE Wes Saxton to their active roster.
We have signed TE Wes Saxton to the active roster and signed DL Deon Simon to the practice squad.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 1, 2015
The decision to call up Saxton comes after the team ruled out starting TE Jeff Cumberland for Week 4’s game after he sustained a concussion this past weekend.
Saxton, 22, wound up going undrafted out of South Alabama back in May, but later caught on with the Jets for training camp.
He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but they later signed him to their practice squad before the start of the regular season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jets have waived DT Deon Simon, who was their seventh-round pick just a few months ago.
If he ends up clearing waivers, Simon would be a candidate for the team’s practice squad.
Simon, 25, is in the first year of his four-year, $2,353,296 rookie contract that included $73,296 fully guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries $435,000 (2015), $525,000 (2016), $615,000 (2017), and $705,000 (2018) over the remainder of the agreement.
During the preseason, Simon recorded five tackles including a sack and a pass defense for the Jets.
Simon has yet to appear in a regular season game.