The Jets made their league-mandated cuts to get down to 53 players today. Their roster is not complete because of waiver claims and free agent activity that will occur today through Sunday at noon, when waiver claims are awarded. So while this is the Jets 53 man roster it is not the final 53 man roster.
QB – Geno Smith, Michael Vick – By cutting both Simms and Boyd the Jets chose to keep 2 quarterbacks while trying to sign Simms and/or Boyd onto the practice squad.
RB – Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon – Both Richardson and Green were cut although both are practice squad eligible under the new, expanded rules but Richardson will probably be claimed. There are more than a few running backs cut today like Lache Seastrunk of the Redskins.
TE – Jace Amaro, Jeff Cumberland, Zach Sudfeld – No surprises as Chris Pantale was cut.
OL – Nick Mangold, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Brian Winters, Oday Aboushi, Breno Giacomini, Willie Colon, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana – William Campbell, Brent Qvale and Caleb Schlauderaff were cut. No surprises. Campbell and Qvale will probably be back on the practice squad.
WR – Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson, Jalen Saunders, Greg Salas, Saalim Hakim, Quincy Enunwa – The Jets cut Stephen Hill closing a poor tenure here in NY filled with drops and injuries. Clyde Gates’ cut was the classic “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me” as the Jets didn’t fall for a few preseason catches to change their opinion of a player who isn’t NFL-caliber. Dumping Hill and Gates and keeping Salas shows that the team knows when to cut bait and keep the better player.