Jets sign sixth-rounders Nickerson, Fatukasi
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed their last two sixth-round draft picks in cornerback Parry Nickerson and defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi.
The signings Sunday leave just three of the Jets’ six selections without contracts: quarterback Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick; third-rounder Nathan Shepherd, a defensive lineman from Fort Hays State; and fourth-rounder Chris Herndon, a tight end from Miami.
Running back Trenton Cannon, a sixth-rounder from Virginia State, was signed Friday.
Nickerson had 18 interceptions in 48 games at Tulane and is expected to contribute in the secondary and on special teams. Fatukasi had 14 sacks in 48 games at UConn and will add depth to the Jets’ defensive line.
New York also announced it signed undrafted rookie linebackers Frankie Luvu and Anthony Wint, and waived cornerback Reggie Hall and defensive tackle Lord Hyeamang.
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