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Here's 'the List': 33 Undrafted FAs, Tryouts


At last, the list.

The list of the Jets' 2009 undrafted free agents.

The team has released the names of the 17 players it added immediately following the conclusion of the draft Sunday evening, plus 16 more players who are here on a tryout basis. All arrived at the Atlantic Health Training Center during the day Thursday, the contracts have all been signed and approved by the league, and the Jets' rookie minicamp, five practices to be held from today through Sunday, is under way.

Several characteristics on this list are worth noting. There are a couple of safeties in Emanuel Cook — considered by analysts to be one of the top undrafted players available — and Keith Fitzhugh.

The list also includes three tight end candidates: Rob Myers, Andrew Davie and J'Nathan Bullock of Cleveland State, who's of note because he was a top power forward for the Vikings' basketball team.

And there are four defensive linemen, although one of them, Jamaal Westerman of Rutgers, is expected to get a look at linebacker. Another, DT Matt Kroul was a teammate of third-round RB Shonn Greene at Iowa.

Lets also not overlook the large Cornhuskers contingent on the Jets' roster now. Following the drafting of Nebraska guard Matt Slauson in the sixth round, two UN teammates, DEs Zach Potter and Ty Steinkuhler, were signed as free agents.

Perhaps you recognize Steinkuhler's name? Yup, he's related. (See my Defensive Signees Include Huskers, Cook, Conley

There are four offensive line candidates on the list in Kyle Link, Ryan McKee, Tavita Thompson and Michael Parenton.

And we have one QB (Chris Pizzotti), one FB (Brannan Southerland), one WR (Britt Davis) and one punter.

By the way, the punter, T.J. Conley of Idaho, is really good.

Eric Allen and I will get into more detail on these signees in stories a little later today. EA handled the offensive players, I've got the defense.

Here is the list of the 17 undrafted free agents whose signings were announced this morning:

And here are the 16 tryout players who are also working at the rookie minicamp:

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