The New York Jets have re-signed unrestricted free agent safety Brodney Pool, signed guard Trevor Canfield and tackle Pete Clifford, and waived cornerback Jeremy McGee, guard Tom Ottaiano and tackle Jeff Wills. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Pool (6'2", 210) has started 61 of 86 regular-season games. He has registered 327 tackles (plus 34 more on special teams), five sacks, 12 interceptions, one touchdown, 44 passes defended, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. During the 2010 season he played in 15 games with 12 starts, missing one game due to injury. This will be his second season with the Jets and his seventh in the NFL.
Canfield (6'5", 307) entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (254th overall) by Arizona. He spent time on the Cardinals' practice squad until he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. He signed with Detroit on April 19, 2010, then was released by the Lions on Aug. 26.
Clifford (6'7", 316) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2008 with Arizona. After being waived, he signed a reserve/future contract with Tennessee before being placed on injured reserve.
McGee (5'10", 185) was signed as an undrafted free agent on July 29. He played in 51 games during his college career at both Mississippi and UCLA and finished with a total of 66 tackles.
Ottaiano (6'1", 295) was signed as an undrafted free agent on July 27. He played three seasons at Hofstra and one at Monmouth as a center and right guard.
Wills (6'7", 350) signed as an undrafted free agent on July 28. He played two seasons at Minnesota and started every game.