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Payne Signed to Practice Squad, Omon released

Posted Oct 9, 2010

The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Logan Payne to the practice squad and have released running back Xavier Omon from the practice squad. The announcement was made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Payne (6'2", 205) was released from Minnesota's practice squad on Oct. 6 after joining the Vikings' practice squad on Sept. 5. Payne has played and started in two career games, both in 2008 for Seattle and made three catches for 39 yards. He entered the league as a rookie free agent in 2007 with the Seahawks and has also spent time on the practice squads of the Lions and Chiefs. Payne played at the University of Minnesota and hauled in 96 career receptions.

Omon (5'11", 227) was signed to the Jets practice squad on Sept. 29 after being waived by Seattle on April 4. Omon spent most of his first two seasons with Buffalo. Originally a sixth-round draft pick in 2008 by the Bills, he has played seven games in his career, all with the Bills. He has 11 carries for 27 yards and has returned one kickoff for 26 yards. He was signed to the Seahawks practice squad on Nov. 17, 2009, after being waived by Buffalo on Nov. 11 that year. Omon rushed for 7,073 yards at Northwest Missouri State and is one of only two players in college football history to rush for 1,500 yards in each of his four seasons.

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