New York Jets sign former CFL defensive back Anthony Cioffi

The New York Jets have signed free agent safety Anthony Cioffi.

Cioffi worked out for the Jets and signed the same day. He’s a New Jersey resident who inks a deal with the Jets by way of the CFL.

The 25-year-old Cioffi spent the previous two seasons with Ottawa. As a linebacker and defensive back with the Redblacks, he totalled 97 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, a fumble-recovery touchdown in 2018 and four sacks.

The Springfield, New Jersey native originally signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers University, where he was a four-year starter and a teammate of current Jets cornerback Bless Austin. In the Raiders’ 2017 pre-season he had six tackles and a forced fumble in four games, including a start in the pre-season finale, then was a final cut in September.

Cioffi has earned a contract with his hometown NFL team.

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