The New York Jets have signed linebacker Jerry Mackey. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Mackey (6'1", 233) played four years for Syracuse, recording 202 tackles (106 solo), three sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery.
The Freeport, N.Y., native earned All-Nassau County and All-Long Island honors as a senior at Freeport High School. He is a great nephew of NFL Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey.