Barnes (6-2, 240, Hampton), in his sixth NFL season, signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent from Miami on March 8. He appeared in five games this season, making four starts.
Ball (6-0, 197, New Hampshire), originally signed by the Bears as an undrafted rookie free agent on Apr. 30, was released on Sept. 1, signed to the practice squad on Sept.2 before being released on Sept. 18, signed on Sept. 21, and released again on Sept. 24. He is the NCAA Division I-AA record holder for career touchdown receptions (58) surpassing the previous mark held by Mississippi Valley State's Jerry Rice (50). He finished his collegiate career with 304 catches for 4,655 receiving yards (second all-time, NCAA I-AA) with 23 100-yard receiving games (tied for first all-time, NCAA I-AA).
Collins (5-10, 190, Rutgers), signed by the Jets as an undrafted rookie free agent on Aug. 2, was waived on Sept. 1, signed to the Jets practice squad on Sept. 3, released on Oct. 10 and re-signed to the practice squad on Nov. 13. He recorded 68 tackles, two interceptions and four fumble recoveries during four seasons at Rutgers.