FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The New York Jets have released linebacker Antwan Barnes and signed tight end Chris Pantale, who will be eligible to play against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.
The Jets needed another tight end on the active roster because rookie Jace Amaro has been ruled out for the game with a concussion. Pantale was promoted from the practice squad last season for the final five games, but was inactive for each.
Barnes missed the first six games this season while on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a knee injury early last season. He had two tackles and two quarterback hurries in five games since returning. Coach Rex Ryan recently said he wanted to give rookies Ikemefuna Enemkpali and Trevor Reilly extended looks at outside linebacker.
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