Ex-Jets TE Ross Travis signs with Cardinals

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Former Jets tight end Ross Travis has signed with the Arizona Cardinals, according to NFL reporter Dov Kleiman.

Travis didn’t play football while he was a student at Penn State. The Nittany Lions recruited Travis for basketball, as he was a three-star recruit coming out of Chaska High School in Minnesota. Travis played in 131 career games at Penn State and averaged 6.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks.

Despite not playing football since his freshman year of high school, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Travis as an undrafted free agent in September 2015. He was released a week after signing with the Chiefs but re-signed in November. In January 2016, the Chiefs re-signed Travis again but then waived him in November 2017. In two-plus seasons with the Chiefs, Travis had eight catches for 58 yards in 17 games.

After being released by the Chiefs, Travis was picked up by the Colts. Travis played in four games for the Colts in 2017 and had two catches for 22 yards. In 2018, Travis tore his ACL in the Colts’ last preseason game against the Bengals and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

In February 2019, Indianapolis re-signed Travis, but he failed to make the team coming out of training camp. The Colts brought Travis back in November, and he played in three games and recorded four catches for 51 yards. He was waived at the end of December.

The Jets claimed Travis the day after he was waived by the Colts. However, before the start of the 2020 season, the Jets released Travis and signed him to the practice squad. He appeared in the Jets’ Week 9 game against the Patriots and had three offensive snaps. Travis also had a stint on the practice squad/COVID-19 list.