Jets Add RB Jonathan Grimes

August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Jonathan Grimes (43) rushes during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

The Jets have made a move to hopefully bolster the running attack.

Reports are coming out this afternoon that the Jets have signed RB Jonathan Grimes off of the Houston Texans’ practice squad. He did well for the Texans in the preseason, rushing 28 times for 130 yards, a 4.6 yards per carry average. The Texans were likely trying to hide him on the practice squad, as he did perform well, so they can’t be thrilled about this signing by the Jets.

In his senior season at William and Mary, Grimes led the nation with 228.18 all-purpose yards per game, and received 11 All-american honors for his college career. He may be able to add a spark to the Jets struggling running attack.

To possibly bolster the secondary with the loss of Darrelle, the Jets are going to have free agent CB Chris Carr in for a workout this week. Carr, most recently of the Ravens, is 5’10 181 pounds, and 29 years old. He has recorded 6 INTs and 24 passes defended over his seven year career so far.

It’s nice to see Mike Tannenbaum is still alive and trying to earn his paycheck, finally.

Topics: Jonathan Grimes, New York Jets

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  • brian

    lets get this kid some time right away at least 5 carries for him next game

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