Joe Douglas and the Jets did some tinkering with the staff’s roster at present in including former San Francisco 49ers operating again Austin Walter whereas parting methods as soon as once more with the customarily signed-and-released operating again Pete Guerriero.
It could possibly be Walter’s familiarity with what the Jets will look to do on offense that made him an interesting depth choice to compete in coaching camp. Walter was a member of the 49ers in 2020 however noticed very restricted reps, carrying the ball simply as soon as in 4 video games.
Walter did see some work as a return man, returning 5 kicks for 93 yards (18.6 YPR) and confirmed a substantial amount of versatility in faculty at Rice the place he ran the ball 345 instances for 1,744 yards (5.1 YPC) and 13 touchdowns whereas hauling in 79 balls for 803 yards and 5 TD’s by the air.
Walter is an extended shot to make the staff’s 53-man roster because the depth chart at operating again acquired a bit extra crowded with the staff took Michael Carter in final month’s draft. In all, the Jets now have 6 backs on their roster in Walter, Carter, Josh Adams, Ty Johnson, LaMical Perine and Tevin Coleman.