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Roster Update: Jets Release Jordan White and Eric Crocker, Add Three

By Alan Schechter

Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jordan White (17) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

A little bit of roster housekeeping to bring you up to speed on this Sunday night.

The Jets released two players today, and signed three. The first release was WR Jordan White. He was the final pick chosen by the Jets in the 2012 draft, if you all recall. He just never seemed to get himself to a point where he fit in with the offense. The second was cornerback Eric Crocker. He was showing some potential after being signed in March as an undrafted free agent.

Signed to fight for the backup position behind Nick Mangold was Erik Cook. He was chosen by the Redskins in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. He played 6 games, starting two in 2011. Mossis Madu was signed to throw himself in the running back competition. Madu (6’0″, 197) was signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played in nine games with the Buccaneers that season, rushing for 55 yards on 15 carries and catching 10 passes for 72 yards. The final choice was WR Michael Campbell, who spent time on our practice squad in 2011. He would be remembered best for dropping what would have been a game winning TD in the preseason against the Texans.

These are all moves that needed to be made. The Jets needed depth at center, and with injuries, needed help at RB and WR.