Just a few days after he was released by the Atlanta Falcons, former Clemson star Stephone Anthony received great news.
His former coach, Adam Gase, decided he wanted a reunion with his former linebacker.
According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets signed Anthony to fill a major gap left by the injury to starting linebacker Avery Williamson.
Here’s the news from Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 21, 2019
It’s been a rocky start to his career for Anthony, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He finished his rookie season with stellar production with 112 tackles and an interception.
However, after he struggled to make an impact, New Orleans shipped Anthony to Miami for a fifth-round pick. Unfortunately for the former Tigers star, he couldn’t find success with the Dolphins either.
The Falcons signed Anthony in July with hopes of possibly rejuvenating his career.
Atlanta released the 27-year-old linebacker earlier this week after the team signed corner Jalen Myrick.
Now he’s back with his former coach in Adam Gase. He fills a major need for the Jets as they look to keep pace in the AFC East.
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