New York Jets release former Ottawa Redblacks DB Anthony Cioffi

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.

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