Jets announce latest roster moves

The New York Jets made some notable roster changes over the weekend. Find out which players will be counted on to make an impact this upcoming season.

September 1, 2012 -

The New York Jets have claimed NT Isaako Aaitui (MIA), WR Clyde Gates (MIA) and TE Konrad Reuland (SF) and waived S Antonio Allen, DT Marcus Dixon and TE Dedrick Epps. The team has also signed seven players to the practice squad. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Claimed off Waivers:

Aaitui (NT/6-4/315/UNLV/Pago Pago, American Samoa) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Miami (10/04/11) as a member of their practice squad, where he spent the final 13 weeks of the season. He spent training camp with the Dolphins in 2012 prior to being waived (08/31/12).

Gates (WR/5-11/197/Abilene Christian/Vernon, TX), a former fourth-round draft pick by Miami in 2011, caught two passes last season for 19 yards and returned 34 kickoffs for 843 yards (24.3 average). He spent training camp with the Dolphins prior to being waived (08/31/12).

Reuland (TE/6-4/260/Stanford/Mission Viejo, CA) was initially an undrafted free agent signing (07/27/11) by San Francisco. Waived (09/03/11) by the 49ers following training camp, he was added to the practice squad (09/04/11) where he spent all 17 weeks. In two seasons at Stanford, Reuland appeared in 26 games (nine starts) after spending two seasons (2006-07) at Notre Dame and was named an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection as a senior (2010).


S Antonio Allen (6-1/210/South Carolina/Ocala, FL)

DT Marcus Dixon (6-4/295/Hampton/Rome, GA)

TE Dedrick Epps (6-3/250/Miami (FL)/Richmond, VA)

Signed to Practice Squad:

OT Paul Cornick (6-6/310/North Dakota State/Orono, MN)

LB Marcus Dowtin (6-2/226/North Alabama/Upper Marlboro, MD)

DB Donnie Fletcher (6-1/195/Boston College/Cleveland, OH)

WR Royce Pollard (6-1/175/Hawai'i/San Diego, CA)

LB Ricky Sapp (6-4/252/Clemson/Bamberg, SC)

TE Hayden Smith (6-6/255/Metropolitan State – Denver/Penrith, Australia)

WR Jordan White (6-0/215/Western Michigan/Cleveland, OH)

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