Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jets Send Joe-Ko Packing, Waive Living Legend

After signing Packers Tight End Bubba Franks to a contract during the offseason and moving up in Saturday's NFL Draft to select Purdue TE Dustin Keller in the first round, the Jets have no shortage of TE's on their roster. Last year's starter Chris Baker is unhappy with his contract situation and it is speculated that he will be released in the coming weeks. In a roster move announced yesterday, the Jets have released FB Stacy Tutt as well as Upstate New York bar-hopping/hair-gellin' legend Joe "Joe-Ko" Kowalewski. A versatile player, Kowalewski can also play fullback, defensive end and linebacker as displayed in his years beating up geeks at Syracuse University. An undrafted signee in 2006, Joe-Ko spent the 2007 season on the Jets practice squad before making his NFL Debut in the infamous SpyGate game vs. New England on opening weekend in 2007. The big fella hauled in his one and only touchdown in a home game last November vs. Washington on a pass from Jets QB Kellen Clemens (RV99 was fortunate enough to be in the house for this historic touchdown). Hopefully Joe-Ko will find his way onto another team's roster and if not, the Jets would be insane not to lock him back up for their practice squad. Most famous for his deer-in-headlights look at all times, Joe-Ko was also an academic star at Syracuse where he earned his degree in retail and consumer studies. His true passion was singing fantastic songs such as "Piano Man" and "Proud to Be An American" while sipping on free cocktails and chasing freshman skirts at his second home on campus, Konrad's Sports Bar (R.I.P.).

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