The New York Jets have signed defensive tackle Martin Tevaseu to the active roster and waived cornerback Isaiah Trufant. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Tevaseu (6'2". 325) was signed by the Jets on July 19, 2010, before being signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6. He was previously signed as an undrafted free agent by Cleveland on May 17 and was released by the Browns on June 15.
Tevaseu played DT for two seasons at Nevada–Las Vegas, appearing in 24 games and totaling 48 tackles and two sacks. He earned the Defensive MVP award for the Rebels as a senior and was chosen to play in the East-West Shrine Game. Prior to his time at UNLV, Tevaseu spent two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Trufant (5'8", 170) played one regular-season game with the Jets, recording two special teams tackles, and also appeared in one postseason game. He was signed to the active roster on Dec. 30, 2010, after being signed to the practice squad on Dec. 8. He played in the UFL's 2010 season with Las Vegas, leading the Locomotives with four interceptions, which helped earn him the UFL Defensive Player of the Year award. In 2009 he recorded 13 tackles and four PDs with the Locos during the regular season and added two tackles in their 2009 UFL championship game victory over Florida.
Trufant also played in the Arena Football League with the Spokane Shock in 2006, the Kansas City Brigade in 2007 and the Arizona Rattlers from 2007-09.