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Jets Re-Sign 4th-Year LB Julian Stanford

Made a Midseason Contribution with 3 Starts and Career-High 10 Tackles in Win at Cleveland


The Jets have re-signed fourth-year linebacker Julian Stanford.

Stanford (6'1", 230), who hails from Bloomfield, CT, and played his college ball at Wagner, played in nine games for the Jets last year with three midseason starts for injured rookie LB Darron Lee, against the Browns, Dolphins and Rams, before going on Injured Reserve for the final three games.

He had 28 tackles for the season, including a career-high 10 plus 1.5 tackles for loss/no gain in the win at Cleveland. He played 244 snaps on defense and 169 more on special teams

Stanford began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent signed by Jacksonville after the 2012 draft. He also had stops with Detroit in 2013-15 and on Tampa Bay's practice squad in 2015 before joining the Jets' practice squad in December '15 and signing a reserve/future contract a month later.

He began 2016 on the active roster, was waived Sept. 26, returned to the Jets' practice squad the next day, then was re-signed to the active roster in time to contribute to the win over the Ravens.

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