Jets press release on transactions

The New York Jets have signed QB Mark Brunell, P Chris Bryan, WR Plaxico Burress, and DT Kenrick Ellis. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Brunell (QB/6-1/217/Washington/Santa Maria, CA), a three-time Pro Bowler, has played 18 seasons with the Packers, Jaguars, Saints and Jets.  He has thrown for 32,045 yards and 184 touchdowns and rushed for 2,421 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career. Brunell played in two games for the Jets in 2010, throwing for 117 yards and two touchdowns. He won a Super Bowl as a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2009.  He was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by Green Bay, before being traded to Jacksonville in 1995.

Bryan (P/6-5/220/Melbourne, Australia), originally entered the NFL as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers on March 16, 2010. He joined the Buccaneers on September 6, 2010, and played four games, averaging 37.4 yards on 23 punts. Before entering the NFL, he spent four years in Australian Football League playing with the Carlton Football Club and Collingswood Football Club.

Burress (WR/6-5/232/Michigan State/Virginia Beach, VA), has started 121-of-128 games he has played and recorded 505 receptions for 7,845 yards and 55 touchdowns in his nine-year career. He caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII for the Giants.  He played his last game as a member of the Giants in 2008.  Burress was acquired by the Giants as an unrestricted free agent from the Steelers on March 17, 2005.  He entered the NFL as the eighth-overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Ellis (DT/6-4/346/Hampton/Green Acres, FL), was selected in the third round (94th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.  During his career at Hampton University, he started 27-of-32 games he played in and recorded 184 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, a pass defensed, and one blocked kick.  In 2010, he recorded 94 tackles which is the most in a single season for any defensive tackle at Hampton University.

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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