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Jets Claim DE Kony Ealy

Ealy Posted 14 Sacks in Three Seasons with Carolina


The Jets have claimed DE Kony Ealy off of waivers from the Patriots and waived/injured DL Anthony Johnson.

The 25-year-old Ealy was originally a second-round pick (No. 60 overall) of the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Missouri product spent his first three pro seasons with the Panthers, appearing in 47 regular season games. He had 14 sacks and six forced fumbles with the Panthers before being traded to the Patriots on March 11.

Ealy, 6'4", 275 pounds, also has appeared in five postseason contests. He racked up three sacks and an interception in Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos.

The Jets claimed Johnson off of the New England's practice squad last November. He appeared in seven games for the Jets and totaled four defensive tackles.  Johnson was credited with a sack in the Green & White's preseason opener vs. the Titans.

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