Jets sign LB Jerry Mackey to practice squad

The New York Jets signed LB Jerry Mackey to the practice squad and released OL Mike Elgin from the practice squad.

Mackey (6-1, 233, Syracuse) returns to the Jets after he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 21 for an undisclosed draft pick and then waived by the Buccaneers on Sept. 1. He originally signed with the Jets on Aug. 4. Mackey played four years at Syracuse, recording 202 tackles (106 solo), three sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. The Freeport, NY, native earned All-Nassau County and All-Long Island honors as a senior at Freeport HS and is a great nephew of NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey.

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