The Jets announced the signing of free agent LB Lawrence Pinson and the release of LB Jared Newberry.
Pinson, (6-0, 245, Oklahoma State) was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Arizona Cardinals last season before being waived at the end of training camp. As a two-year starter for Oklahoma State, Pinson was the Cowboys fifth-leading tackler while a senior in 2005 with 44 tackles and contributed two sacks. He finished his collegiate career with 188 tackles and four sacks. Chosen by the Amsterdam Admirals in the 15th round of the 2007 NFL Europa Free Agent Draft, he finished the season as the Admirals fourth-leading tackler with 43 tackles (33 solo), one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
Newberry, was signed by the Jets as a free agent on May 15 and was originally a sixth round (183rd overall) draft pick in 2005 by the Washington Redskins.