Jets Announce Six Roster Moves

The New York Jets announced Saturday that they’ve activated RG Greg Van Roten from injured reserve and waived K Sam Ficken.

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The Jets also promoted DL Tanzel Smart, LB Sharif Finch, LB Noah Dawkins and LB Brady Sheldon to their active roster.

Van Roten, 30, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Pennsylvania back in 2012. He was, unfortunately, released coming out of the preseason but later signed on to the Packers’ practice squad.

After the Packers moved on from Van Roten in 2014, he had a brief stint with the Seahawks before eventually signing on with the Jaguars in February of 2017. Unfortunately, Jacksonville cut Van Roten loose after the draft and he eventually signed a one-year contract with the Panthers.

As a restricted free agent, Van Roten instead signed a two-year extension with Carolina ahead of the 2018 season. He signed a three-year, $14.25 million deal with the Jets this past offseason. 

In 2020, Van Roten has started 12 games for the Jets at guard. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 43 guard out of 84 qualifying players. 

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