The New York Jets announced today they have waived veteran free safety Damien Robinson and defensive end Steve White. The announcements were made by Jets' General Manager Terry Bradway.
Robinson recently completed his sixth NFL season and his second as a member of the Jets. He originally signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent on April 25, 2001 after having spent the previous four seasons (1997-2000) as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive backfield.
With the Jets, Robinson started all 29 regular season contests that he was active for, missing three starts in the two seasons due to injury. He accumulated 191 tackles, four interceptions, eight passes defensed, along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
White played one season with the Jets and appeared in all 16 games as a reserve. He tallied 26 tackles. White was signed by the Jets as a free agent on March 7, 2002.
The Jets also announced they have hired Mike Canales as the club's wide receiver coach and Pep Hamilton as offensive quality control coach. The announcements were made by Jets' General Manager Terry Bradway.
Canales, an 18-season veteran of collegiate football, joins the Jets after most recently serving as the quarterbacks coach at North Carolina State for the past two seasons. Prior to joining the Wolfpack Canales served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at South Florida from 1996-2000, as well as quarterbacks coach at Pacific in 1995.
Canales began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Bringham Young University, where he served from 1985-87. He then served as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Snow Junior College from 1987-1994.
Hamilton joins the Jets after serving most recently as a pro scout/player personnel intern for the Baltimore Ravens. Prior to his stint in Baltimore, he served as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Howard University from 1997-2002. Hamilton also interned with the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs' offensive staff during the 2000-01 training camp as part of the NFL's Minority Fellowship program.