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The Jets signed G Patrick Ford and DB Lowell Rose to reserve/future contracts

Former Eastern Kentucky University football player Patrick Ford has signed an NFL free agent deal with the New York Jets. Ford was a senior for the EKU football team last fall.

Ford was a three-year starter on the EKU offensive line, serving as both a guard and tackle in his time with the Colonels. The native of Richmond, Ky., spent the majority of the 2011 and 2012 seasons at left tackle before suffering a season-ending injury at UT Martin on Sept. 29, 2012. Ford twice earned All-OVC honors including first team accolades following his junior campaign in 2011.

2012 Scouting Report – Finally found his place on the offensive line last year at left tackle … a true bruiser on the line … has really developed his body in his time at EKU.

At EKU – 2011: Started all 12 games at left tackle … one of two offensive linemen to start every game … part of offensive unit that led the OVC in rushing attempts (530). 2010: Started nine games at right guard and the Louisville game (Sept. 11) at left guard … helped the offense pile up a season-high 25 first downs in the win at Tennessee Tech on Nov. 13. 2009: Played in all 11 games with one start against Western Carolina on Nov. 14 … used mainly as a back-up offensive tackle and in heavy sets as a tight end. 2008: Took a redshirt season.

High School – A three-year varsity lineman at Madison Central … honorable mention all-state accolades … team captain … played in the Kentucky East vs. West All-Star game … also played varsity basketball as a senior … a member of the National Honor Society and Governor’s Scholar Program.


Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 21 career games and has 13 starts . . . has 57 career tackles and 11 pass break-ups . . . transferred to Tulsa from UCLA prior to the 2010 season . . . was immediately eligible to play at Tulsa . . . 2011 - Played in 10 games . . . started nine contests . . . had 35 tackles, a team-best nine pass break-ups and one interception . . . ranked 43rd nationally for passes defended . . . started the season opener against #1 Oklahoma and compiled five tackles and two pass break-ups in one quarter before suffering an injury . . . missed the next three games -- Tulane, OSU and Boise State . . . returned to the lineup against North Texas and had three tackles in a reserve role . . . started the next eight contests . . . tallied five tackles and two pass break-ups at UTEP . . . had three stops, one sack for -5 yards, one interception and three pass break-ups against UAB . . . also had five tackles and one pass break-up against BYU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl . . . 2010 - Played in 12 games . . . did not play against Houston . . . started six games at cornerback, including the first three contests... also started against Memphis, SMU and Tulane . . . registered 22 tackles and two pass break-ups . . . had a high-game of seven tackles against Bowling Green . . . was credited with four tackles and one pass break-up against Tulane . . . tallied two tackles and one pass break-up against East Carolina in his first career game . . . Overall - Had a good spring . . . missed the last four spring practices with an injury . . . a veteran player who provides leadership . . . has good size, speed and ball skills . . . very coachable . . . made an easy transition to a new position coach . . . possesses a good work ethic.

Previous College -- Was a true freshman walk-on in 2008 at UCLA . . . did not play in 2009 while recovering from an injury.

High School -- Was a three-year letterman and starter at Culver City High School . . . started his final two seasons at strong safety and started three years at running back . . . helped lead his team to a three-year record of 33-6 . . . rushed for 1,300 yards and totaled 70 tackles in his senior season . . . earned first-team all-Ocean League honors as a senior . . . high school coach was Tom Salter

Was signed to play in the arena league this year but good for him to get a shot with the jets

Lowell Rose (6-1, 195, Tulsa) joins the Shock for his rookie AFL season in 2014 after spending time as an undrafted Free Agent with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers in 2013. During his final season at Tulsa in 2012, Rose recorded 56 total tackles (45 solo), ten pass break ups, two forced fumbles (one recovery) and two interceptions on the year. During his three collegiate seasons at Tulsa (36 games) he recorded 113 total tackles (83 solo), 21 pass break ups, and three interceptions. Prior to Tulsa, Rose was a true freshman walk-on in 2008 at UCLA but did not play in 2009 while recovering from injury. During his prep career at Culver City High School (CA) he helped his team to a three-year record of 33-6 while rushing for 1,300 yards as a running back and totaled 70 tackles as a strong safety his senior season.

“We were really looking to add some size to our defensive secondary going into the 2014 season and Rose is exactly that type of player as he’s physical and is comfortable in press coverage,” said Shock General Manager Ryan Rigmaiden.

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