The Jets have added DE Jabari Zuniga to the practice squad. He becomes the 14th player and sixth defensive player on the P-squad.
Zuniga (6-3, 264) was drafted by the Jets in the third round in 2020 out of Florida. He played in 8 games his rookie season and had 5 tackles.
Zuniga, who was slowed in training camp with a knee injury, appeared in 42 games (27 starts) for the Gators and totaled 118 tackles, 34.5 TFLs and 18.5 sacks. Jets GM Joe Douglas indicated Wednesday that the team would bring him back if Zuniga cleared waivers.
"We're still very much excited to work with Jabari," Douglas said. "That was another difficult decision. Claiming a defensive end from Kansas City, Timmy Ward, we made the decision. (Zuniga) was back healthy today. Jabari was ready to go at practice and we told him we were going to make this move, get him through waivers (and) bring him right back to practice squad, assuming he clears."
See the Current 2021 Practice Squad