Former Redblack Anthony Cioffi waived by New York Jets for second time

For the second time in just over a week, the New York Jets have waived former Ottawa Redblacks strong-side linebacker Anthony Cioffi.

The Jets originally cut their depth safety at the beginning of last week after signing him in February before bringing him back into the fold on Friday. Now he’s been shown the door a second time to make space for undrafted running back Pete Guerriero.

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. During the Raiders’ 2017 pre-season he had six tackles and a forced fumble in four games, including a start in the pre-season finale, but then was a final cut in September.

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.

He’ll now have to find somewhere other than his childhood team to ply his trade.

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