Jylan Ware
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Ware with the Oakland Raiders in 2018
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-16) October 16, 1993 (age 27)
Valley, Alabama
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Valley (Valley, Alabama)
College:Alabama State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2017)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:1
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Jylan Ware (born October 16, 1993) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Alabama State, and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

College career

Playing at Alabama State University, Ware started for three years.[1] His main tools in college were above-average athleticism and good hands.[2]

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Ware was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round, 231st overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[3]

On September 1, 2018, Ware was waived by the Raiders.[4]

New York Giants

On October 2, 2018, Ware was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on January 2, 2019.[6] He was waived on April 30, 2019.[7]

Washington Redskins

Ware signed with Washington Redskins on May 28, 2019, but was waived two days later.[8][9]

Personal life

Ware had offers to play basketball in college but instead decided to play football.[10] He earned his bachelor's degree in rehabilitation services from Alabama State.[citation needed]


  1. "Raiders receive B grade from CBS for Jylan Ware pick". April 29, 2017. http://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2017/04/29/raiders-receive-b-grade-from-cbs-for-jylan-ware-pick/.
  2. Miller, Matt. "Jylan Ware NFL Draft 2017: Scouting Report for Oakland Raiders' Pick" (in en-US). Bleacher Report. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2706789-jylan-ware-nfl-draft-2017-scouting-report-for-oakland-raiders-pick.
  3. "Oakland Raider Select Jylan Ware In Seventh Round Of 2017 NFL Draft". April 29, 2017. https://www.raiders.com/news/oakland-raider-select-jylan-ware-in-seventh-round-of-2017-nfl-draft-18807267. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  4. "Oakland Raiders announce roster transactions - 9.1.18". September 1, 2018. https://www.raiders.com/news/oakland-raiders-announce-roster-transactions-2.
  5. "Giants sign OT Jylan Ware to practice squad". Giants Wire. USA Today. October 2, 2018. https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2018/10/02/new-york-giants-sign-jylan-ware-to-practice-squad/.
  6. Eisen, Michael (January 2, 2019). "Giants sign nine players to Reserve/Future contracts". https://www.giants.com/news/giants-sign-nine-players-to-reserve-future-contracts.
  7. Bouda, Nate (May 1, 2019). "Giants Waive OT Jylan Ware". https://nfltraderumors.co/giants-waive-ot-jylan-ware/.
  8. "Redskins Sign Tackles Brian Wallace, Jylan Ware". Redskins.com. May 28, 2019. https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-sign-tackles-brian-wallace-jylan-ware-waive-bisnowaty-bushell-beatty. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  9. "Redskins Waive OT Jylan Ware". Redskins.com. May 30, 2019. https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-waive-ot-jylan-ware. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  10. "Five Things To Know About Offensive Tackle Jylan Ware". http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Five-Things-To-Know-About-Offensive-Tackle-Jylan-Ware/9aaa81e6-f508-4391-b9b6-faf806629161.

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