Jets Re-sign Sowell, Sign WR Phil McGeoghan

The New York Jets announced today they have re-signed fullback Jerald Sowell and signed wide receiver Phil McGeoghan, a second-year player and an NFL Europe alumnus. The announcement was made by Jets' General Manager Terry Bradway.

Sowell, 6-0, 237-pounds, will be entering his seventh season with the Jets.
He originally joined the Jets after being claimed on waivers from the Green
Bay Packers on August 25, 1997.  With the Jets, Sowell has appeared in 89
regular season games, making two starts, and has also played in five
postseason contests.

"Jerald Sowell is a valued member of the New York Jets," said Bradway.
"Over the past six seasons, he has contributed in a number of roles, and he
is one of our top special teams players.  Jerald is now ready for an
expanded role with our football club."

A native of Baker, Louisiana and a graduate of Tulane University, Sowell has
57 career carries for 213 yards for a 3.7 average and has added 255 yards
receiving on 27 receptions for a 9.4 average with a touchdown. 

Additionally, Sowell is the all-time leading special teams tackler in Jets'
history with 113 stops and has led the team in special teams tackles each of
the past three seasons. 

McGeoghan spent the 2002 NFL season on the Denver Broncos'
reserve/non-football injury list after injuring his shoulder while playing
for NFL Europe's Berlin Thunder last spring. 

In 2001, McGeoghan went to training camp with the Jets before being waived
prior to the start of the season.  He was signed to the Oakland Raiders'
practice squad for the first six weeks of the season before signing with the
Broncos' practice squad on October 15, 2001.  He was then signed to their
active roster on November 15 and seeing the majority of his playing time on
special teams in the two contests he was active for. 

McGeoghan, a native of Feeding Hills, Mass., broke into the NFL with the
Jets on April 25, 2001 when he signed as a rookie free agent.  At Maine,
McGeoghan played in 41 games and ranks fourth on the school's all-time
receiving yardage list (2,343) and fifth in career receptions (161). 

Courtesy of Jets PR Dept.


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