The New York Jets have signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts — RB Alvin Banks, S Darnell Bing, WR David Clowney, CB Manny Collins, OL Stanley Daniels, OL Wayne Hunter, DT Thomas Johnson, LB Jerry Mackey, QB Brett Ratliff, WR Shaine Smith and WR Marco Thomas. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Banks, Collins, Hunter, Mackey, Ratliff, Smith and Thomas were on the practice squad at the conclusion of the regular season. Clowney finished the season on injured reserve/practice squad.
Three others also were signed to reserve/future contracts.
Bing (6'2", 230) was selected by Oakland in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2006 draft and spent the 2006 season on injured reserve. He was waived by the Raiders on July 25, was claimed off waivers by San Francisco on July 26, and spent the entire season on the 49ers' practice squad. In 37 career games at Southern Cal (35 starts), Bing recorded 182 tackles (120 solos), eight interceptions and one sack. He was an All-America first-team selection by The Associated Press as a senior.
Daniels (6'4", 320) was originally signed by the Jets as an undrafted rookie free agent Aug. 13 and waived Aug. 16. He played four seasons on the offensive line at the University of Washington, starting 24 of 36 games. The San Diego native is a nephew of Ray May, an NFL linebacker for nine seasons (1967-75) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts and Denver Broncos.
Johnson (6'2", 298) has played in 13 NFL games (three starts) over two seasons with Dallas (2005) and Houston (2006), recording 15 tackles (five solos). He was originally signed by the Cowboys, on April 28, 2005, as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Middle Tennessee State. He was waived by the Texans on Aug. 28.