The New York Jets have signed first-round tight end Dustin Keller and have waived cornerback Jonathan Zenon. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Keller (6'2", 248), the 30th overall selection in April's draft, played in 46 games at tight end for Purdue, catching 142 passes for 1,882 yards (13.3 avg) and 16 touchdowns. He added 54 yards on four kickoff returns, posted four solo tackles and recovered a fumbled rushing attempt in the end zone for a score. In 2007 he was named team MVP, All-Big Ten second team and All-America honorable mention by Pro Football Weekly.
Zenon (6'0", 193) was signed by the Jets on May 20 as an undrafted free agent. He played in 41 games for LSU, including 30 starts, and finished with 91 tackles and nine interceptions.