Jets sign Ben Ijalana Dan Leberfeld
The Jets claimed former Indianapolis Colts draft pick Ben Ijalana off waivers.
Ijalana (T/6-4/322/Villanova/North Brunswick, NJ) entered the NFL in 2011 as a second-round selection of the Colts. He appeared in four games as a rookie for Indianapolis before being placed on injured reserve and spent 2012 on injured reserve with an injury suffered during training camp. Ijalana started all 53 career games at left tackle at Villanova, becoming one of four players in school history to earn All-America honors in multiple seasons and one of two performers to earn all-conference honors three times.
John Idzik also kept the Jets three 2013 offensive line draft picks on the roster, including project Will Campbell, a former defensive lineman. So along with Caleb Schlauderaff, the Jets have four backup linemen right now.