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.
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.
BOB LIEPA FILE PHOTO | Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski was selected by the New York Jets for a Coach of the Week Award.
McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski was selected for the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award, the team announced Friday.
Doroski will receive $1,000 to benefit the football program as well as a certificate from the Jets.
In his second season as the head coach of Mercy, Doroski has guided the Monarchs to a 5-1 start. Mercy was 5-0 for the first time since 1976 before falling to Shoreham-Wading River Friday night.
The Monarchs, a preseason No. 12 seed, are currently in sixth place in the Division IV power rankings. Four other teams have identical 5-1 records. One of those teams, The Stony Brook School, will host the Monarchs this Friday in a pivotal D-IV game. The Monarchs will need a win to have a shot at snagging one of the top four seeds in the playoffs to earn a home game.
Click here to read the official announcement on Doroski’s Coach of the Week Award.