New York Jets release former Ottawa Redblacks DB Anthony Cioffi

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The New York Jets have parted ways with former CFL defensive back Anthony Cioffi.

New York Post beat man Brian Costello reports on Twitter: The Jets are releasing safety Anthony Cioffi, according to a source.

Cioffi worked out for the Jets and signed the same day in February. The New Jersey resident was trying to realize a childhood dream of playing for gang green.

The 25-year-old Cioffi spent the previous two CFL 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. 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 becomes a free agent looking for his next contract and opportunity to play pro football.