NewsNew York Jets Sign HBCU Graduate, Brandon Codrington

New York Jets Sign HBCU Graduate, Brandon Codrington

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

After a successful rookie minicamp, the Jets welcomed the former North Carolina Central defensive back/kick returner

No HBCU athletes were picked in this year’s NFL Draft. Yet, after attending a rookie minicamp, one has earned a contract with the New York Jets.

The Jets announced that, along with other players, they have signed former North Carolina Central defensive back/kick returner Brandon Codrington to a contract. The future rookie posted the good news to his X account after a successful minicamp with the NFL team.

All GLORY TO GOD ! https://t.co/CnUL3JcL3r

Last year, he returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown vs. Winston-Salem State.

HBCU Buzz reported that at least 21 undrafted HBCU players were invited by multiple teams with minicamp invites or as undrafted free agents this summer. The athletes invited as undrafted free agents can negotiate and sign with any team interested in them. Players invited to minicamps are allowed to participate with the teams, and it also provides team personnel a chance to assess the players attending.

Source: Black Enterprise

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