The New York Jets signed punter Jeremy Kapinos to the active roster and placed wide receiver Laveranues Coles on injured reserve.
Kapinos (6-1, 235, Penn State) was signed to the Jets practice squad on November 27. He was originally signed by the Jets as a rookie free agent on July 2 before being waived on August 2. The Springfield, VA native punted at Penn State for four seasons, averaging 41.8 yards per punt with a career long of 78 yards. He was a finalist for the 2006 Ray Guy Award (nation's top punter) and was a third team All-America selection by the Associated Press. His 247 punts and 10,326 yards are tops in Penn State history.
Coles (5-11, 193, Florida State) was re-acquired by the Jets from the Washington Redskins on March 9, 2004. in exchange for WR Santana Moss. The 2007 Ed Block Courage Award winner caught 55 passes for 646 yards with a team-leading six touchdowns this season. In 121 career games (106 starts), he has caught 561 passes for 7,245 yards and 37 touchdowns. His 5,091 receiving yards as a Jet rank fifth in franchise history, while his 389 receptions rank sixth.
Coles was listed as "questionable" on the injury report this week.