08/31/14 6:00pm
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Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet was vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Riverhead graduate Miguel Maysonet was vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Here are 10 News-Review stories you may have missed over the past week. To make sure you stay on top of breaking news out of the Riverhead area, follow @riverheadnews1 on Twitter.  (more…)

08/26/14 12:00pm
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Miguel Maysonet carries the ball against the New York Giants in the team's preseason opener at MetLife Stadium. (Credit: AP/Frank Franklin II)

Miguel Maysonet carries the ball against the New York Giants in the team’s preseason opener at MetLife Stadium. (Credit: AP/Frank Franklin II)

Miguel Maysonet’s journey through the NFL was put on hold this morning when the Pittsburgh Steelers included him in the team’s first round of cuts with the start of the regular season just under two weeks away.  (more…)

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Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet is vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet (30) is vying for a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. (Credit: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

UPDATE

Riverhead High School graduate Miguel Maysonet picked up nine yards on four touches playing in a preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the New York Giants Saturday night. His biggest gain was on a 9-yard pass play. He also had a 2-yard run.  (more…)

12/31/13 7:00am
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AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet played in his first NFL game Thursday night as the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

AP/SCOTT BOEHM FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet playing in his first NFL game.

All the buzz around town in late April centered around Miguel Maysonet, the former star running back for Riverhead and Stony Brook University, as the NFL draft neared.

While Maysonet did not get drafted, it didn’t take long after the draft for him to sign as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since then, he’s bounced around a handful of teams, spending the majority of time with the Cleveland Browns during the preseason. Several teams have picked him up for their practice squads, including the New York Jets.

Most recently, he signed to the Washington Redskins’ practice squad.

Editor’s note: We’re counting down the top 10 sports stories of 2013. Check back every day until Jan. 1 to follow along.

10/22/13 10:24pm
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AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet played in his first NFL game Thursday night as the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet played in the preseason with Cleveland, one his five teams so far. He was released from the Jets yesterday.

No one said playing in the NFL was easy.

Miguel Maysonet’s latest bid to make an NFL roster ended Tuesday when he was released from the New York Jets’ practice squad, according to multiple media reports. The Jets were the fifth team he played with since signing with the Philadelphia Eagles shortly after the NFL Draft ended in April.

Maysonet, the former Riverhead and Stony Brook University star running back, signed with the Jets’ practice squad Oct. 15.

Maysonet has also made stops in Cleveland, Indianapolis and San Diego. He spent nearly the entire preseason with the Browns and saw action in each preseason game.

10/15/13 3:11pm
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AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet played in his first NFL game Thursday night as the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet played in the preseason in Cleveland. He has since bounced around to Indianapolis, San Diego and now back in New York with the Jets.

Miguel Maysonet is coming home.

In a whirlwind start to his NFL career that has now seen him bounce around five different teams this year, Maysonet’s latest signing is to the New York Jets’ practice squad, the team formally announced this afternoon.

Maysonet joins the 3-3 Jets after a brief stint with the San Diego Chargers’ practice squad from Oct. 1-9. Maysonet’s signing came after the Jets lost running back Mike Goodson to a season-ending injury. Goodson, who missed the first four games of the season after a suspension, tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in one of his knees in his second game back with the team.

Maysonet will join a Jets team that has running backs Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Alex Greene on the active roster. John Griffin, a second-year player from UMass, is also on the practice squad.

As Maysonet tries to make his way onto an active roster, his journey has already taken him from Philadelphia to Cleveland to Indianapolis and San Diego. He spent nearly the entire preseason in Cleveland, playing in all four preseason games, before being cut on the eve of the deadline for the teams to trim their rosters to 53 players.

The Jets also announced the signing of wide receiver Josh Cribbs and wide receiver Greg Salas to the active roster.

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09/25/13 6:43pm
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AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet played in his first NFL game Thursday night as the Cleveland Browns won a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams.

AP/SCOTT BOEHM PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet spent most of training camp this year with the Cleveland Browns. He signed with the Colts Sept. 16 and was released just over a week later.

Miguel Maysonet’s stint with his third NFL team was a short one.

The former Riverhead and Stony Brook University standout was released from the Indianapolis’ Colts practice squad this afternoon, the team announced. Maysonet signed with the Colts Sept. 16.

The Colts signed wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers and running back Kerwynn Williams and released wide receiver Danny Coale and Maysonet. Teams can keep up to eight players on the practice squad.

Maysonet tweeted to his 1,300 followers this afternoon: “No one said this was going to be easy.”

Indianapolis was already Maysonet’s third team this season. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles shortly after the NFL draft ended in April. He was released in May and the Cleveland Browns claimed him off waivers. He spent the full training camp in Cleveland and saw action in all four of the Browns preseason games. The Browns released him as they trimmed their roster down to the final 53 players.

During the preseason, Maysonet rushed for 30 yards on 13 carries and caught three passes for 14 yards.

09/16/13 4:41pm
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FILE PHOTO  |  Miguel Maysonet was picked up on Monday by the Indianapolis Colts.

FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet was picked up on Monday by the Indianapolis Colts.

Less than three weeks after being waived by the Cleveland Browns during final cuts, former Riverhead Blue Wave Miguel Maysonet was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts.

The running back who led the Blue Waves to a Long Island Championship in 2008 and earned a Hansen Award in the process was signed to the Colts’ practice squad. The AFC North team lost running back Vick Ballard to a season-ending knee injury late last week.

Maysonet will be the lone running back on the team’s practice squad, with running backs Ahmad Bradshaw, Donald Brown and Kerwynn Williams ahead of him on the depth chart on the active roster.

After all 32 NFL teams passed up on the Stony Brook University product during last spring’s draft, Maysonet was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles, though dropped shortly thereafter. Cleveland later picked up Maysonet and held him as long as final cuts, dropping the 23-year-old in late August as the team had to trim to a 53-man roster.

During the preseason, Maysonet rushed for 30 yards on 13 carries and caught three passes for 14 yards.

The Colts, who stand at 1-1 after losing to the Miami Dolphins in week two, face off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.