Jets sign Bryson Keeton


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Many NFL teams held their rookie minicamps this weekend, and one former Montana State player has been given a contract after a successful tryout.

Cornerback Bryson Keeton, who started for the Bobcats the last two seasons after transferring from the University of Nevada, has signed with the New York Jets.

In his senior season at MSU, Keeton played in 10 games and missed three due to injury, recording 28 total tackles and seven pass breakups.

As a junior in 2014, he played and started in all 13 games while recording 77 tackles, which was third most on the team, and logged double-digit tackles in three contests.

The Bakersfield, California, native recorded his only interception as a Bobcat that season as well against Black Hills State. He also broke up 14 passes, a mark that ranked 29th in the FCS and third in the Big Sky Conference, and had five games with multiple pass breakups.

Keeton was one of 22 players to try out over the weekend at Jets rookie minicamp, and becomes the third Montana State player from this draft class to sign with an NFL team. Tight end Beau Sandland was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round, and offensive tackle John Weidenaar signed with the Cincinnati Bengals shortly after the NFL Draft.

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