Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik, Jr (left) and New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese (right) exchange greetings prior to the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Cuts Are In: New York Jets Roster Officially Down to 53


After making us wait, being amongst the last two teams to announce their cuts, the Jets have finally made them official. The roster is down to the NFL mandated 53. Here are the cuts, by position, per the team website:

QB (1) — Greg McElroy (with an injury)

RB (2) — Mike Goodson (Reserve/Suspended), Mossis Madu

WR (4) — Michael Campbell, Mohamed Massaquoi, Ben Obomanu, Zach Rogers

TE (1) — Chris Pantale

OL (3) — Erik Cook, J.B. Shugarts, Jason Smith

DL (4) — Junior Aumavae, Lanier Coleman, Tevita Finau, Antonio Garay

LB (3) — Troy Davis, JoJo Dickson, Jacquies Smith

DB (3) — Royce Adams, Mike Edwards, Rontez Miles

Here is the final 53 for now:

QB (4) — Graham Harrell, Mark Sanchez, Matt Simms, Geno Smith

RB (4) — Kahlil Bell, Tommy Bohanon, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell

WR (5) — Clyde Gates, Stephen Hill, Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Ryan Spadola

TE (3) — Jeff Cumberland, Konrad Reuland, Kellen Winslow

OL (9) — Oday Aboushi, Will Campbell, Willie Colon, Vladimir Ducasse, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Austin Howard, Nick Mangold, Caleb Schlauderaff, Brian Winters

DL (5) — Leger Douzable, Kenrick Ellis, Damon Harrison, Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson

LB (10) — Antwan Barnes, Nick Bellore, Quinton Coples, Demario Davis, David Harris, Danny Lansanah, Josh Mauga, Garrett McIntyre, Calvin Pace, Ricky Sapp

DB (10) — Antonio Allen, Josh Bush, Antonio Cromartie, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Dawan Landry, Ellis Lankster, Dee Milliner, Isaiah Trufant, Darrin Walls, Kyle Wilson

ST (3) — Nick Folk, Robert Malone, Tanner Purdum

As we know, this is far from the final product. With the cuts that have come in, changes could, and likely will, occur. I will give you some thoughts on these moves in the morning.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    I can’t see Harrell or Campbell being active in eight days. I’d expect another wr to be added and I’m surprised they’re down to five defensive linemen. Almost surprised markie is still here. I look forward to seeing what the practice squad looks like. I really hope they get freeman back. I’m guessing obomanu and massapequa are not practice squad eligible. And who the hell is returning kicks? Gates can’t seem to stay on the field any better than McKnight! Surely they’re not gonna let Wilson return kicks. He can’t follow the ball! Maybe they’re figuring most kicks go into the end zone, why waste a roster spot on a returner? Just take a touchback! Sheesh!

    • TheJetPress

      truth justice and the American way matr!

      • matr dontelli iii

        HEY! I was saving that! :)

        • Alan Schechter

          LOL

        • Alan Schechter

          Great minds Matr :)

    • Frank Antonelli

      Remember Coples is more of a lineman than a linebacker. So in reality it’s 6 linemen and 9 linebackers.

      • Alan Schechter

        True….only listing Coples on the line because the team website lists him that way.

  • Mike Rakvica

    10 DB’s and 10 LB’s, to me that seems like a lot for those 2 positions. I would think they would want at least one more receiver, maybe two. Would not be surprised to see a quarterback and maybe a LB and a DB to make room for someone who got cut from another team or maybe bring a receiver back. I definitely thought we would keep more of the receiver core. I’m looking forward to seeing your analysis Alan.

    • Alan Schechter

      I agree with that Mike, seems like a lot to me too. Check back in the AM for my thoughts

  • Bennny K

    What’s up with four QBs? That’s just ridiculous. There had to be another player we should have protected than Harrell.

    • Alan Schechter

      Honestly Benny, I think there is an issue with Mark and his health. It’s the only thing that makes to me about keeping Harrell. I think he may end up on the PUP list by mid-week. No source or anything, just a hunch.

  • Paul Newbold

    Pace still has a roster spot amongst 9 other LB? and 4 QB’s? 10 DB’s? Really???