Former UNC linebacker Chazz Surratt signing with Jets

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Former UNC linebacker Chazz Surratt is on the move as he is expected to sign a deal with the New York Jets.

The deal is expected to be for the Jets’ practice squad. This comes a day after Surratt was waived by the Minnesota Vikings.

Surratt was a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

A two-time All-ACC defender at North Carolina, Surratt played in nine games for the Vikings in 2021 and was in the middle of a four-year deal he signed.

A fresh start could be a good thing for the talented linebacker. In two seasons at the position at UNC, Surratt totaled 207 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks.

Surratt now joins former Tar Heels teammate Michael Carter, a key piece to the Jets offense heading into this season.

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