Foot injuries land Chatham and Dwight on PUP

The New York Jets have announced that wide receiver Tim Dwight (foot) and linebacker Matt Chatham (foot) have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

The Jets have also signed free agent center Joseph Villani. Guard Dominic Moran and safety Leonard Peters have been waived.

Dwight (5-8, 180, Iowa) originally signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006. He played in nine games with two starts last season and had 16 receptions for 112 yards.

Chatham (6-4, 250, South Dakota) signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on March 21, 2006. He played in 16 games last season and tallied 19 tackles on defense and 15 stops on special teams.

Villani (6-4, 300, Pittsburgh) finished his career playing in 35 games with 23 consecutive starts, including 12 games as a senior in 2006 and was selected to play in the 2007 Hula Bowl. Villani originally joined the Panthers as a walk-on transfer from Bucknell University in 2003.The Wantagh native was an all-league, all-city and all-Long Island selection at St. Anthony's HS.

Moran (6-5, 303, Western Michigan) originally signed with the Jets as one of 14 rookie free agents on May 12. He started 36 games on the offensive line for Western Michigan University.

Peters (6-1, 199, Hawai'i) originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent on May 12. He played in 50 games as a safety with the University of Hawai'i.


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