Jets sign LB Jerry Mackey to 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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