JETS RELEASE DT TOM BARNDT

The New York Jets announced today that they had terminated the contract of 6-year veteran defensive tackle Tom Barndt.

The release of Barndt leaves the Jets roster at 51. The team doesn't have plans to sign any other players to the roster prior to its game against Kansas City this Sunday (Nov. 11) at the Meadowlands. Barndt was signed as a free agent by the Jets on Sept. 11 and played in 6 games making 1 start at New England in game 2. He was inactive for the Jets victory at New Orleans this last Sunday (Nov. 4). Barndt recorded 7 tackles-3 solos and 4 assists.

His most productive game was against San Francisco when he made 4 tackles and recovered a fumble. The former University of Pittsburgh product played five seasons for Kansas City and one with Cincinnati. During his 6-year career he played in 78 games and made 36 starts. He recorded 175 tackles (88 solos), 8.5 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 4 passes defensed.

The Jets also announced that beginning Wednesday (Nov. 7) they would be placing a limited number of tickets on sale for the remaining home games against Kansas City, New England, Cincinnati and Buffalo. Tickets are priced at $70 and $55 and can be purchased with cash only at the Continental Airlines Arena at the Meadowlands from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at local TicketMaster outlets.


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