Elam In, Ventrone Out at Safety; Stuckey IR-ed

The New York Jets announced they have signed free agent safety Abram Elam to the active roster and offensive lineman Jason Capizzi to their practice squad and have released S Raymond Ventrone from the practice squad.

The Jets also announced that WR Chansi Stuckey has been placed on the injured reserve list. The announcements were made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Elam (6'0", 207), signed as a free agent with Dallas on Feb. 2, 2006, and played in 15 games for the Cowboys, finishing fourth on the team with 15 special teams tackles. He was waived by Dallas on Sept. 2. He originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State on June 16, 2005, and was waived on July 28, 2005.

Stuckey (6'0", 196), a seventh-round selection (235th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft, led the Jets in the preseason with 11 receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown and also had five punt returns for 76 yards. Stuckey finished his four-year Clemson career with 141 receptions for 1,760 yards and seven TDs.

Ventrone (5'10", 200) was signed by the Jets to a reserve-future contract Feb. 21, was released Sept. 2, then signed to the practice squad Sept. 3. He was originally signed as a rookie free agent out of Villanova by New England on April 28, 2005, and spent two years with the Patriots, 2005 on the practice squad and 2006 on injured reserve.

Capizzi (6'9", 315), was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Indiana University in Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 30 and was waived on Sept. 1. He was a three-year starter at IUP and was named to the American Football Coaches Association first team and to the Daktronics Division II All-America first team.

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