Jets Release Ben Obomanu, Sign David Nelson and Work Out Josh Cribbs

By Alan Schechter

Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Ben Obomanu (15) reacts with New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) and New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It was a busy day for John Idzik and company in Florham Park today.

The Jets made a move on the active roster, releasing Ben Obomanu. No real surprise here, as he to date had caught one pass for eight yards. He also committed three penalties on Sunday afternoon, which didn’t exactly give him a ringing endorsement to stay on the team.

There is no official announcement yet, but the Jets still plan to sign David Nelson, as insurance for Santonio Holmes. According to reports, Holmes’ hamstring is a bit worse than originally thought, and he may miss a few weeks. That, and Stephen Hill’s concussion opened up the need for a wide receiver, so in comes Nelson.

Nelson’s best year was in Buffalo in 2011, where he caught 61 passes for 658 yards and five touchdowns.

Finally, the Jets worked out Josh Cribbs today, who is back to full health. He is known especially for his return skills, tied for the career lead with eight kickoff returns for touchdowns.

Stay tuned, we will have more info as soon as it comes out.