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The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed earlier this month to expand practice squads for the 2014 and 2015 seasons to 10 players from the previous maximum of eight. Here are today's seven practice-squad signees, all of whom were Jets final cuts and cleared waivers:
Simms played in three games behind starter
Richardson, a third-year back, was acquired on waivers from St. Louis in May. He led the Jets with 31 carries this preseason, gaining 95 yards for a 3.1-yard average, and added three catches for 58 yards.
Pantale was signed after the '13 draft. He was on the active roster five weeks last year but was deactivated each time. This preseason he had three catches for 74 yards, all against the Eagles.
Qvale, out of Nebraska, signed after the May draft. He was in for 89 plays this preseason, including 61 against the Eagles.
Finau, who made stops with Philadelphia and Dallas in 2012, was a reserve/future signing on Dec. 31, 2012, and was in his second Jets camp. He had a sack against the Bengals and was on the field for 118 plays this preseason.
Hyder was an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech who was in for 99 plays this preseason.
Miles, who signed after the '13 draft, was active for one game last year, against New Orleans, and spent the rest of the season on the practice squad. He played 134 plays for the Jets this summer.
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