With last week’s unfortunate news of Brisly Estime’s injury, it appeared that the New York Jets would not feature any Syracuse Orange flavor this season. However, a development yesterday likely changed all of that.
Former SU safety Shamarko Thomas (#SHAMARKO) has officially signed with the Jets. Thomas spent the last four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being drafted in the fourth round. As Syracuse.com’s Chris Carlson notes, the roster situation looks promising for him with the Jets looking for safety help.
After totaling 29 tackles as a rookie for the Steelers, his production and field time did drop off a bit from there. Thomas had 24 total tackles in the next three years combined, while playing in 34 games (largely on special teams).
In four years at Syracuse, he totaled 260 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.
Best of luck with the Jets, #SHAMARKO! And hope to see you on the field this season.