Jets Sign Two, Allocate Six to NFL Europe

The New York Jets today announced the signings of WR Kamau Peterson and OL David Viger. Viger is also one of six players that the club has allocated to play in NFL Europe. Joining him are RB's Raymonn Adams and Johnathan Reese, OL's Brandon Moore and Chris Smith, and WR Jevonte Philpot.

The announcement was made by Jets' General Manager Terry Bradway.

Viger, a 6-4, 281-pound offensive lineman, who can also serve as a long
snapper, originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent on April 24,
1998.  The Vista, California native came to the Jets after playing at Navy,
and spent the 1998-2001 seasons on the team's reserve/military list, and has
participated in the team's training camp in each of the past five seasons.

Adams, a 6-0, 206-pound running back played last season for the Canadian
Football League's Calgary Stampeders and signed with the Jets on January 14.
The Doane (NE) College product was primarily used by Calgary as a return
man, leading the team in kickoff return average and yardage, and was their
second-leading punt returner as well. 

Reese originally signed with the Club on April 26, 2002 as a rookie free
agent from Columbia University.  The 6-1, 220-pound running back was waived
on August 31, but later signed to the practice squad on December 19.  The
St. Louis, Missouri native was a part of the Jets' practice squad for the
remainder of the 2002 season.

Moore first signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent on April 26, 2002.
The 6-3, 295-pound guard was waived by the team at the end of training camp
on August 26.  Moore was later signed to the practice squad on December 25,
where he remained through the conclusion of the 2002 campaign.  The native
of Gary, Indiana was a standout defensive tackle for the University of
Illinois.

Smith also signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent from Cal-Davis on
April 26, 2002.  The 6-8, 285-pound offensive tackle was on the Jets' active
roster for the entire 2002 season, but was inactive for all 16 games.  The
converted college tight end is a native of Lodi, California.

Philpot, a 6-0, 196-pound receiver played on the collegiate level at Howard
University and was signed by the Jets on January 21 of this year.  The
native of Forestville, Maryland played at Howard during the 1998-2001
seasons, totaling 105 career receptions for 2,115 yards, and scoring 20
receiving touchdowns. 

The allocated players will report to NFL Europe training camp, which gets
underway in Tampa, Florida later this month.  Their first full-squad
workouts will be March 4, leading up to the first weekend of the NFL Europe
season April 5-6.

Peterson, a 6-0, 180-pound wide receiver was a teammate of Adams with
Calgary last season.  The University of New Hampshire product ranked second
on the Stampeders with 931 receiving yards on 62 catches, including six
touchdowns.  The Windsor, Ontario native has played two seasons with
Calgary, totaling 99 receptions for 1,396 yards and seven touchdowns.


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