Jets Worked Out 3 Players Including DE Owa Odighizuwa

The New York Jets worked out free agent S Harold Jones-Quartey, OT Storm Norton and DE Owa Odighizuwa on Tuesday, according to Howard Balzer.

Of this group, the Jets signed Jones-Quartey to their practice squad.

Odighizuwa, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Giants back in 2015. He was in the third year of his four-year, $3.16 million rookie contract and set to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the final two years of the agreement when he was waived during the preseason.

In a surprising move, Odighizuwa decided to not attend the Giants’ minicamp and posted a tweet in which he hinted at possibly retiring from the NFL. Although, he later clarified that he wasn’t walking away from football.

Odighizuwa was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the league’s PED policy back in August and waived by the Giants soon after.

In 2016, Odighizuwa appeared in 14 games for the Giants and recorded three tackles, no sacks and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 170 total snaps last season.

Jones-Quartey, 24, originally signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of back in May of 2015. He lasted just a few months in Arizona before he was waived and later claimed off of waivers by the Bears.

Chicago elected to cut Jones-Quartey loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Jones-Quartey appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 78 tackles, one interception and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 66 safety out 90 qualifying players last year.

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