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Jets Sign S Elijah Riley, Place S Marcus Maye & TE Tyler Kroft on Injured Reserve

Army Product Played in 5 Games for Eagles Last Season

Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Elijah Riley (39) warms up before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

The Jets have signed S Elijah Riley and placed both S Marcus Maye and TE Tyler Kroft on injured reserve.

Riley (6-0, 205) signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Army in 2020. He was a final cut and spent the season on Philadelphia's practice squad and was elevated twice during the season before he was promoted to the active roster in December. Riley, who is from Port Jefferson, NY, took four defensive snaps and an additional 65 on special teams last season. He spent this past offseason with the Eagles before he was a final cut and re-signed to the practice squad. In four years for the Black Knights (44 games), Riley totaled 201 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 7 interceptions and 21 pass defenses. He also forced 3 fumbles and had 2 recoveries.

Maye (6-0, 207) ruptured his Achilles tendon against the Colts. He played in six games this season and had 46 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 2 pass defenses. The 2020 Curtis Martin Team MVP, Maye has started in all 60 games he's played in since he was drafted by the Green & White in the second round in 2017. He has totaled 312 tackles, 9 TFLs, 24 PDs, 2 sacks, 6 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles. Maye signed his one-year tender in March after the team placed the franchise tag on him.

Kroft (6-6, 252) sustained a chest injury against the Colts. He signed with the Jets in the offseason after spending the past two seasons in Buffalo and has 10 catches, 104 yards and a touchdown in six games this season (four starts). His TD grab gave the Green & White a fourth-quarter lead over the Bengals in the team's Week 8 victory at MetLife Stadium. Kroft, who was originally a Bengals third-round pick out of Rutgers in 2015, has totaled 67 receptions, 955 yards and 13 TDs in 78 games (46 starts).

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