Plethora of CFLers workout for New York Jets

There was a 14 player workout in New York on Tuesday and half of those athletes the Jets looked at were from the CFL.

DaVaris Daniels, Shaquille Richardson, Jonathon Mincy, Garry Peters, Chris Ackie, Kenny Ladler and Jonathan Rose were all in attendance.

Daniels, the 2016 Most Outstanding Rookie, was slowed by injury in 2017. He burst onto the scene a year ago showing deep threat ability and that flashed in his first full season with Calgary. Over 13 games in 2017, Daniels made 47 receptions for 743 yards and four touchdowns.

Richardson really asserted himself on Calgary’s No. 1 ranked defence during his second year. He took the starting strong-side linebacker spot from Joe Burnett and produced 48 tackles four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), one sack and one forced fumble. At six-feet, 191 pounds Richardson could be looked at as a rangy cover man and he’s only 25.

Mincy played boundary corner for Montreal in 2017 where many of the best wide outs in the CFL line up each week. He was targeted 6.2 times per game in 2017 and he allowed a 64 per cent completion rate and 42.3 yards per game, leading the league in those categories (statistics via Onside CFL Fantasy host Dave Dawson).

Peters played two seasons in Edmonton registering 59 tackles in 19 games. He was suspended one game for making contact with an official in 2017.

Ackie has played in 39 total games for the Als registering 28 tackles, 21 special teams tackles, three forced fumbles and one sack.

Ladler was a CFL all-star at cover linebacker in 2017. He made 86 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles in 17 games.

Rose made 108 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one sack in two seasons with Ottawa.

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