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All 19 former NY Jets in the USFL after the inaugural draft

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Former NY Jets on the Michigan Panthers

• WR Quincy Adeboyejo
• OT Teton Saltes
• LB Taiwan Jones

Quincy Adeboyejo had a brief stint with the Jets in 2019 lasting nine days in late August. The former Ole Miss standout appeared in one game with the Ravens in 2017.

Teton Saltes was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2021 spending the summer with the team before landing on the injured reserve in early August. He was waived with an injury settlement in October.

Former Michigan State standout Taiwan Jones spent most of 2015 and 2016 with the Jets after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in three games in 2016 playing exclusively special teams

Former NY Jets on the New Jersey Generals

• TE Braedon Bowman
• TE Nick Truesdell
• DL Destiny Vaeao
• CB David Rivers
• K Nick Rose

It's only fitting that the local New Jersey team has the most former Jets on their roster with a whopping five former players. Both tight ends on the Generals' roster have played with the Jets.

Braedon Bowman played three games with the Jets in 2016 before his season ended prematurely with a torn ACL. As for Truesdell, he's a former AAF standout who was on the Jets' roster for nine days in August of 2019.

Destiny Vaeao spent a couple of months with the Jets in late 2018, although he didn't appear in a game with the team. David Rivers was with the Jets in August of 2017 before being released as part of final roster cuts.

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Finally, Nick Rose was with the Jets for a month in the spring of 2018 after brief stints in Washington and Los Angeles with the Chargers.

*The Pittsburgh Maulers are the only USFL team without a former Jets player*

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