The New York Jets have signed DT Jarron Gilbert from the practice squad and signed CB Will Billingsley to the practice squad. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Gilbert (DT, 6-foot-5, 285 pounds, San Jose State) was signed to the Jets practice squad on Sept. 7, after being waived by the Chicago Bears on Sept. 4, 2010. He played in four games for Chicago in 2009, contributing on defense and special teams. Gilbert was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round, 68th overall, of the 2009 NFL Draft after he started 38 of his 48 career games at San Jose State. A first-team All-American in 2008, Gilbert is the school’s all-time leader with 22.5 sacks.
Billingsley (CB, 5-10, 195 pounds, North Carolina A&T) spent the last two seasons on the Miami Dolphins practice squad before being released on December 10, 2009. He initially signed with Miami as an undrafted free agent on April 14, 2008. Billingsley played three seasons at North Carolina A&T, where he played 26 games and totaled 109 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed.