Jets sign former Rams DB Blake Countess, add another Kaufusi to practice squad

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Blake Countess and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet.

Countess was most recently with Philadelphia, which claimed him off waivers from the Rams in May but waived him in August. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2016. He was cut before that season and signed with Los Angeles. He had 54 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and three passes defensed in 37 games for the Rams from 2016-18. He also returned kicks last season for the NFC champions, averaging 24.6 yards on 17 returns.

Maulet had two tackles in five games with the Jets this season.

The Jets also signed defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi to the practice squad, where he'll join his brother Bronson, a linebacker. New York had a vacant spot after Baltimore signed safety Bennett Jackson to its active roster.

Kaufusi, the brother of Jets practice squad member and fellow BYU product Bronson Kaufusi, signed as an undrafte free agent with the Saints in May. The 6-foot-9, 275-pound pass rusher tallied four tackles and two pass defenses in the preseason. The Timpview High alum played in 36 games for the Cougars, registering 153 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss 16 sacks and two forced fumbles.


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