The New York Jets are bolstering its roster with some local talent.
According to reports, Gang Green will be adding former Stony Brook University alum, Connor Davis, to the team’s practice squad.
The Jets are making the signing after placing tight end Ross Travis on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.
Davis, a 6-foot-8, 260-pounder, played tight end, offensive line and defensive line for the Seawolves between 2013-16.
The Jets already have familiarity with the blocker from Maryland. Over the summer, he spent time with the team before being cut during training camp.
“I’ve been impressed,” Jets coach Adam Gase previously told reporters. “For the short period of time [in camp], and [with] things moving quick and so much to learn, when all of a sudden you kind of pop, you’re doing the right things, you’re making plays … that’s a huge plus in my book.”
other Seawolves in the NFL
Davis isn’t the only Stony Brook talent to impress NFL brass this season.
Timon Parris, a 2017 redshirt senior from Stony Brook, is currently a free agent in the NFL. This season the offensive lineman spent time with the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns.
Top: Connor Davis playing for the Stony Brook Seawolves (credit: Stony Brook Athletics)