The New York Jets have signed six players to reserve/future contracts, general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced on Monday.
All six of the players were on the Jets' practice squad at the end of the 2011 season: wide receiver Michael Campbell, tight end Dedrick Epps, wide receiver Dexter Jackson, tackle Dennis Landolt, cornerback Julian Posey and wide receiver Eron Riley.
The reserve/future contracts mean the six players will be present when the Jets begin their OTAs (organized team activities) and mini-camps prior to the 2012 season.
The Jets stumbled to the finish line during an 8-8 season that ended with a 19-17 defeat against the Miami Dolphins in a must-win game. Coach Rex Ryan admitted after the season that he did not have a "pulse" on his team, and addressed his troops the day after the season ended during an emotional speech in which he noted that the team needs to improve its chemistry next season.
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