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Jets have signed DL Jalyn Holmes and placed DE Ifeadi Odenigbo on IR.


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Rich Cimini

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Roster moves: The Jets have signed veteran DT Jalyn Holmes, who was cut by the Bears on Aug. 4. Has played 34 career games (10 starts), mostly with the Vikings. They placed DL Ifeadi Odenigbo on IR. #Jets

8/14/23, 5:21 PM

 

 

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The Jets have signed DE Jalyn Holmes and placed DE Ifeadi Odenigbo on injured reserve.

Holmes (6-5, 283) played one game for the Bears last season and had 3 tackles on 34 defensive snaps. He was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round out of Ohio State in 2018 and appeared in 25 games (9 starts) in three seasons while tallying 43 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 2 pass defenses. Holmes then played with the Saints in 2021 before a stint with the Giants in 2022.

Odenigbo (6-3, 258) signed with the Jets on July 21. He spent most of last season with the Colts and was released in December before a short stint on the Buccaneers' practice squad. Drafted by the Vikings in the seventh round in 2017 out of Northwestern, Odenigbo has also had stints with the Cardinals (2018) and the Browns (2021). He has career 90 tackles, 14 TFL, 14 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery in 55 games (15 starts).

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By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Henry Anderson
Overview
Holmes doesn't rush well enough to be a 4-3 end and needs more strength to fit into 3-4 fronts. However, if he improves his hand usage and adds lower body strength, he has the potential to become an effective 3-4 end with the ability to push the pocket as an interior rusher in sub packages. Holmes lacks the explosiveness to be a starter who will fill up the stat sheet, but he has intriguing size/strength potential that could make him a better pro than college player.
Strengths
  • Long-limbed with frame to pack on more functional muscle
  • Looks awkward in movements, but is sneaky strong
  • Can shudder a blocker's pads with strong pop from his hands
  • Conversion of speed to power as a bull rusher is impressive when he gets momentum rolling downhill
  • Played inside a scheme that asked defensive linemen to give themselves up with slants which limited production
  • Has length and natural power to become a more dominant player at point of attack
  • Long levers suit him as an interior pass rusher
  • Has a spin move that could become a weapon
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't play with much suddenness or quick-twitch
  • Tight hips cause sluggish lateral movement
  • Has trouble sinking and scrapping against down blocks due to high center of gravity
  • Won't "out-athlete" opponents
  • Stagnant in stop-start situations
  • Lack of speed and quickness limit range as a tackler
  • Offers very little pass rush talent as a 4-3 defensive end
  • Long strider with limited upfield burst to challenge the edge
  • Takes too long to loop and attack the pocket on twists
  • Needs to improve hand usage
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2 minutes ago, Bungaman said:

For him, why not? A two week paid vacation to NYC before he gets the axe on cutdown day, and maybe a chance to put more stuff out on tape for a weaker team to look at and sign him longer term or stash him on their PS.

Why not just try out for the weaker team to start with ?  
Its a lot easier making the team with a full training camp than as a last cut waivers pick up.

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