By Ryan Alfieri, Editor
Mike Tannenbaum, famous for constantly tinkering the bottom of his roster, has not changed his ways. He continued to shuffle around bubble players and make moves Tuesday afternoon, which includes a new punter and bringing back a veteran defender.
After an inconsistent preseason from the incumbent T.J. Conley, the Jets found themselves a new punter in former Charger Robert Malone off the waiver wire after waiving Conley, as reported by Kimberley Martin of Newsday. Malone was unable to take Mike Scifres’ job, but Scifres is one of the best punters in the league in his own right.
If the preseason is any indication, the Jets punter is going to be quite active this season, so finding a capable player is vital.
The Jets also released one of their waiver claims in defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, and filled his spot with veteran Marcus Dixon, who re-signed with the team.
It is unclear as to why the Jets even bothered to bring in Aaitui in the first place, but clearly he was not impressive enough in practice to convince the Jets to keep him around. They probably liked Aaitui when he entered the draft, and decided to see if he was the player they thought he was once he became available.
In any case, the Jets now have their full defensive end rotation back with Dixon back in the fold.