The bad luck just keeps stacking up in New York. According to a report from ESPN, the New York Jets are planning to sign linebacker Freddie Bishop from their practice squad,. This comes after they waived defensive lineman Claude Pelon on Thursday
The Jets have only six healthy linebackers in the squad with both Bruce Carter and Edmond Robinson ruled out for Sunday’s week 2 show down at Oakland. Carter has an ankle injury and Robinson will have to sit out the game with a groin injury.
Bishop went undrafted out of Western Michigan in 2013. He started his career signed with the Lions but they released him before training camp and joined the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, initially as a practice squad player.
While languishing in the lower leagues, in 2014, Bishop appeared in nine games with the Stampeders and made 16 tackles and three sacks. He had 44 tackles, 11 sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games for Calgary in 2015.
Bishop caught the eye of the Jets and was originally signed with the team during the 2016 offseason. He played in four games last season and ended up with nine tackles.