HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -The New York Jets released former Virginia Commonwealth basketball star Jesse Pellot-Rosa, who was trying to make the team as a wide receiver.
The Jets also released offensive lineman Andrew Wicker and signed wide receiver Dante Ridgeway on Sunday.
Pellot-Rosa, signed as an undrafted free agent in May, was sidelined early in camp with a hand injury - a significant setback because the Jets are deep at the wide receiver spot. He played briefly in the Jets' preseason opener, a win over Atlanta on Friday night.
Pellot-Rosa helped lead the Rams to a Colonial Athletic Association title and a first-round upset of Duke in the NCAA tournament in March. After last playing organized football in high school, Pellot-Rosa gave the NFL a shot.
Wicker was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in May after playing all five positions on the offensive line for Mississippi last season.
Ridgeway, who had two catches for the Jets in 2005, returns to New York after spending the beginning of training camp with New Orleans.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Rusher ready to continue banner postseason Dion Lewis has not lost a game as a Patriot over two seasons. But how action will the dynamic third-down threat see in the team’s Super Bowl LI matchup...
Thumbnail SBLI: Patriots favored over Falcons Following their victory in the AFC title game, the Patriots have opened as small favorites over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Game Prediction Are the Steelers a good bet to cover versus the Patriots in tonight's AFC Championship Game at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail AFC Title Spread Holding Steady Kickoff of tonight's AFC Championship Game is set for 6:40PM ET between the Steelers and Patriots. Where is the point spread currently?
Thumbnail Public Bettors backing Patriots Are public bettors backing Tom Brady and the Patriots today in the AFC Championship Game, or the underdog Steelers at 6:40PM ET?

NFL Team Pages