Jets sign safety Armagedon Draughn, trade for Colts long-snapper Thomas Hennessy

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Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a New York Jets helmet and an NFL football during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Less than 24 hours after scooping up defensive end Kony Ealy on waivers, the New York Jets have added two more pieces to the puzzle.


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The team announced early Monday afternoon that they had made a couple of important roster moves:

  • The Jets signed S Armagedon Draughn and released DL Devon Still.
  • The Jets acquired LS Thomas Hennessy from the Colts via trade in exchange for S Ronald Martin.

Draughn, a 6’4″ 191 lb defensive back, played at Albany State, Delta State, Missouri State and Tuskegee. He reportedly signed a deal with the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL in late May before inking a deal with the Jets, according to the team.

Still had signed with the Green and White in early August after playing for Houston in 2016. Coming off a foot injury, the lineman recorded a sack in this year’s preseason opener as well as a half-sack in last weekend’s game against the Giants.

Shortly after the team announced the signing of Draughn, the Jets made a trade with the Colts, adding a new long-snapper.

Hennessy, who signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent in May, knows one Jets player quite well already. According to the team, Hennessy served as the long snapper for Jets K Ross Martin from 2013-15 at Duke.

Ronald Martin, who was shipped to the Colts to complete the deal, was claimed off waivers from Seattle in 2015. He shined for the Jets in the three preseason games this year, totaling nine tackles and an interception.

– Kyle Hirshkind is a Staff Writer and Managing Editor for cover32/Jets and covers the New York Jets. Like and follow on

 

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