Slew of CFL players worked out for New York Jets

Receivers Bryan Burnham, Quincy McDuffie, Diontae Spencer, offensive lineman Greg Van Roten, defensive lineman Alex Bazzie, Frank Beltre, Mic’hael Brooks and defensive back Mitchell White worked out for the New York Jets on Friday, December 9.

Burnham, a West Division all-star, had a breakout campaign with B.C. in 2016 making 79 receptions for 1,392 yards and three touchdowns, adding five grabs for 97 yards and one major in two playoff games.

McDuffie made 23 catches for 241 yards and one touchdown while serving as a primary return man for Winnipeg in 2016. He returned 22 punts for 236 yards and 43 kick-offs for 1,165 yards and two touchdowns – the 26-year-old was the only player to take a kick-off back for a touchdown in the CFL last season. All those stats were put up in 13 games. Agent Brett Tessler was first to share the news on McDuffie’s workout with the Jets.

Spencer caught 71 balls for 706 yards and three touchdowns while adding 33 punt returns for 341 yards in 12 games with Toronto.

Van Roten started at centre, guard and tackle for 14 games with the Argos and earned Toronto’s Most Outstanding Lineman award for the second straight season.

Bazzie, a West Division all-star, notched a career-high 11 sacks and 31 tackles to go with a forced fumble. He’s posted 29 sacks in 50 career CFL games. The six-foot-one, 228-pound Marshall product has found a way to consistently rush and disrupt the passer.

Beltre put up 15 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble in nine games with Calgary, adding a forced fumble in the 2016 Grey Cup.

Brooks was a disruptive force when on the field for BC. He made 18 tackles and one sack in 13 games.

White, an East Division all-star, recorded 38 tackles and three interceptions in 14 games with Ottawa and started at corner in the Redblacks’ 2016 Grey Cup victory.