The New York Jets have signed defensive tackle Jarron Gilbert to the active roster from their practice squad. The announcement was made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Gilbert (6'5", 285) was signed to the Jets active roster on Oct. 27 and was inactive for three games before returning to the practice squad. He initially was signed to the Jets practice squad on Sept. 7. Gilbert was selected by Chicago in the third round (68th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and played in four games for the Bears, contributing on defense and special teams. He was waived on Sept. 4.
An All-America first-team selection at in 2008, Gilbert started 38 of his 48 career games at San Jose State and is the school's all-time leader with 22.5 sacks.
Gilbert fills the active roster spot that opened with the waiving of WR Patrick Turner, announced Wednesday night.
Turner (6'5", 220) played in five games with the Jets, seeing time on special teams and recording his first two NFL receptions for 26 yards. He originally joined the Jets on Sept. 5, after being claimed off waivers from Miami. Turner entered the NFL as a third-round selection by the Dolphins in the 2009 draft and saw action in two games with them as a rookie.
He finished his collegiate career with 138 receptions for 1,752 yards and 17 touchdowns in four seasons at Southern Cal.