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…)
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…)
You’ll have to forgive Brian McLaughlin if he’s been a little distracted lately.
The East Marion native recently became the second name in the new title of his father Kevin’s Southold law office, McLaughlin & McLaughlin. He’s also in the process of moving to a new apartment in Greenport.
But it’s a three-day event taking place this weekend at Radio City Music Hall that has the 2004 Greenport High School graduate really scrambling: the 2014 NFL Draft. (more…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miguel Maysonet was waived by the Cleveland Browns Friday on the eve of the final deadline for NFL teams to trim their rosters from 75 players to 53.
The former star running back from Riverhead was fighting for the final running back position on the Browns, who lost two established players at the position to serious injuries.
Maysonet suited up in all four preseason games for the Browns and saw limited action, mostly toward the end of each game. In Thursday’s final preseason game against the Detroit Lions, he caught 1 pass for 1 yard and did not have a carry.
Jamaine Cook, who like Maysonet was an undrafted rookie, signed with the Browns after they lost running backs Montario Hardesty and Dion Lewis to injuries. Cook carried the ball 12 times in Thursday’s game and rushed for 28 yards while veteran Brandon Jackson got the start.
Jackson will begin the year backing up former Heisman finalist Trent Richardson. The Browns also have Chris Ogbonnaya, who plays fullback and running back.
Maysonet will be placed on the waivers until noon Sunday. If he’s not claimed, he can sign as a free agent with another team. At that time, teams can also begin signing players to their practice squad, which Maysonet would be eligible as a rookie.
Maysonet originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles shortly after the NFL Draft ended in April. He was cut in May and claimed off waivers by Cleveland.
Correction: An earlier version stated Trent Richardson won the Heisman Trophy. Richardson was a finalist and finished third in the voting in 2011.