BREAKING: New York Jets Sign A.J. Edds to Active Roster, Release CB Ellis Lankster

By Alan Schechter

Just a few moments ago, the Jets made an announcement of a roster move. They resigned A.J. Edds to the active roster. The linebacker had an excellent training camp, so to me, it is not surprising that Idzik and company wanted to bring Edds back into the fold.

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The surprise is who was released to make room. To allow Edds back onto the team, the Jets have announced the release of cornerback Ellis Lankster. Besides playing a position that the Jets are sorely hurting, Lankster was also one of their core players on special teams, and an excellent one at that.

The Jets did sign former Seahawks’ cornerback Phillip Adams. He has attempted to make several teams to no avail, but he does have 66 games played in his career, with three interceptions and eight pass breakups. So, the Jets did have room to maneuver, but Lankster? On a team where field position is going to be key to team success, getting rid of a top-flight special teams player doesn’t make sense to me.

Does John Idzik have something else in mind? He might, we know how he works in silence. We will find out soon enough.