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NY Giants Sign North Carolina Central Defensive Back/Returner After Impressive Minicamp Performance

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The New York Jets have signed former North Carolina Central defensive back and kick returner, Brandon Codrington, after his impressive performance at the rookie minicamp.

Codrington confirmed the news on his social media account. He showcased his skills with other players during the minicamp, which earned him a contract with the Jets.

This is a significant achievement for HBCU athletes as none were selected in this year’s NFL Draft. According to ESPN, Codrington has signed on as a cornerback with the NY Jets.

The Raleigh, NC native was one of several HBCU prospects who earned an invite to a rookie minicamp following the NFL Draft.

According to HBCU Gameday, Brandon Codrington was a building block for North Carolina Central under Trei Oliver. He joined the team as a freshman in 2019 and was named third-team All-MEAC as he ranked third in the MEAC with a punt return average of 7.8 yards, and averaged 18.8 yards per kickoff return.

Two years later he garnered All-MEAC First Team honors as the third-leading punt returner in NCAA Division I-FCS with a MEAC-best 15.0-yard punt return average in 2021. Codrington scored two touchdowns on punt returns as a senior in 2023, both of them for 80-plus yards. He scored on an 81-yard punt return against Winston-Salem State in the opener and added an 85-yard score against Howard later in the season.

Get ready for an exciting turn of events as Codrington is put to the test to see if he has what it takes to make it with the New York Jets!

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