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Jets to sign ex-Stony Brook RB Miguel Maysonet to practice squad

Cleveland Browns running back Miguel Maysonet runs the

Cleveland Browns running back Miguel Maysonet runs the ball during training camp in Berea, Ohio. (July 28, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Miguel Maysonet’s long, winding road in the NFL has brought him to Florham Park.

The former Stony Brook running back – who briefly spent time with the Eagles, Colts, Browns and Chargers this year – will sign to the Jets practice squad Tuesday.

Maysonet flew into to Cincinnati Monday for a scheduled work out with the Bengals the following morning. But as soon as he landed, the Jets came calling. And by Tuesday morning, he was back in the Tri-State area and preparing to sign with the Jets.

Rex Ryan said during a radio interview Monday that his team is “in the market” for “a playmaker.” With running back Mike Goodson (MCL, ACL) lost for the season, receiver Santonio Holmes still nursing a hamstring injury, Kellen Winslow serving a suspension and the status of wideout Clyde Gates (shoulder) still up in the air, the Jets (3-3) need to plug several holes on offense heading into Sunday’s rematch with the Patriots (5-1).

Once Goodson is officially placed on injured reserve, the Jets will have three running backs on the active roster (Bilal Powell, Chris Ivory and Alex Green), in addition to fullback Tommy Bohanon.

It’s unclear just how long Maysonet will last in New Jersey. The Riverhead native was the first Stony Brook player ever invited to the NFL Combine, but went undrafted in April. Since then, he’s bounced around the league and spent time on both coasts looking for a permanent active-roster spot.

In his senior year for the Seawolves, Maysonet was runner-up for the Walter Payton Award as the outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision after rushing for 1,964 yards and scoring 23 TDs.

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