Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Woodhead back, Fowler signed, Davis, Caulcrick gone

That Mike Tannenbaum never rests.

Ryan Fowler, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, signed with the Jets today after working out with the team yesterday. Fowler (6-3, 250) has the size and experience to contribute at middle linebacker. He started all 16 games for the Titans two seasons ago, and at 27 years old, he'll add solid depth. Of course, he's the 10th linebacker on the team, so that's a position which could be trimmed down at some point. Jason Davis, the fullback the Jets claimed just days ago, was let go.

As for the Danny Woodhead saga, he was NOT claimed on waivers by another team, and the Jets signed him back to the practice squad. For the Jets this has to be the ideal situation as they still have him around. If one of their top three backs goes down, Woodhead can step right onto the active roster. If he proves to be too good to leave on the practice squad unprotected, then sign him to the active roster. There are only four backs on the team now. The Jets let go of Jehuu Caulcrick to make room on the practice squad.

As for Kerry Rhodes's twittergate, it was much ado about nothing in terms of personnel moves. That news broke this morning, and at 1:00, Rhodes announced that he would offer tickets to the Jets-Dolphins Monday night game in Miami and pay for hotel. That's pretty cool, but not what many fans had hoped for. I probably jumped the gun speculating on Marshall, but if Rhodes hadn't hinted at it, I wouldn't have run with that speculation. I hope nobody actually expected Marshall. Blind faith and hope like I had is one thing. Expectation is another.

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