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Jets sign Lawrence Okoye to practice squad, as offensive lineman

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Lawrence Okoye has already changed sports, so perhaps changing sides of the ball won’t be a huge adjustment for him.

The Jets announced that they had signed the former 49ers project/English discus thrower, but they identified him as an offensive lineman.

They also signed defensive tackle T.J. Barnes to the practice squad and released CB Jeremy Harris from the practice squad.

Okoye has spent some time on the 49ers and Cardinals practice squad, but hasn’t yet cracked a 53-man roster. His athleticism and size (6-foot-6, 304 pounds) are what teams look for, but he’s clearly a project, and the Jets are apparently going to see if he can become a blocker.