Hempstead, NY- New York Jets General Manager Terry Bradway announced today the team has signed rookie free agent safety Doug Shanahan of Hofstra University and waived safety Bobby Jackson and defensive end John Frank. Shanahan is a local product from Farmingville, New York who played college football at Hofstra University.
He finished his career with 279 tackles, 13 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), 23 pass defenses, three fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns), two forced fumbles and one blocked kick. Shanahan is the second player to sign with the Jets after coming to the team's mini-camp as a tryout.
Frank, a 6-4, 275-pound defensive end from Utah, signed with the club in January of 2000 as a first-year player. Jackson, a 6-1, 220-pound safety out of Illinois, signed as a rookie free agent after the 2002 NFL Draft.