Coffee with the New York Jets: Team makes surprise cuts


Grab an iced coffee and enjoy some excellent reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, the latest on the surprise cuts made by the team, how both newly signed quarterbacks were released and why we haven’t seen the last of defensive end Jason Babin. Enjoy!

Five things to know about NFL cut-down day by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"Of all the players who lost their job, offered the spiciest response. Shortly after being cut by the New York Jets, he poured himself a Bloody Mary, complete with bacon strips, olives, celery and a lemon. Matt Flynn"

New York Jets cut 19 players, including QBs Matt Flynn, Josh Johnson by Rich Cimini (ESPN)

"It’s tough to make a roster under a new coach when you’re a 30-and-over backup. Such was the case with linebackers Jason Babin, 35, and , 30. The Jets have an older starting group, led by , 31, and , 34, so the goal is to infuse the position with young talent and develop those players to be starters in the future. Joe Mays David Harris Calvin Pace"

Jets Move 22 to Reduce Roster to 53 Players by Randy Lange (

"The New York Jets today have released 19 players in the process of reducing their roster from 75 to the NFL’s 53-player maximum ahead of today’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. Among the releases are veteran linebackers Jason Babin and Joe Mays, and eighth-year quarterbacks Matt Flynn and . Josh Johnson"

Jets’ newly signed QBs both lose backup competition by Brian Costello (New York Post)

"With as the starter, the Jets wanted a veteran to sit behind him while Smith heals. They also have rookie Bryce Petty, but the feeling is he is not ready to play yet. Ryan Fitzpatrick"

Jets Cut 2 Quarterbacks, Leaving Rookie as Backup by Ben Shpigel (New York Times)

"The departure of the two veterans, Josh Johnson and Matt Flynn, highlighted the Jets’ final round of cuts Saturday as they whittled their roster to the league-mandated 53-man limit."

In surprise move, Jets cut veteran LB Jason Babin: ‘If they don’t want me, I’m sure there’s 31 others that do’ by Seth Walder (New York Daily News)

"Babin, 35, was among the Jets’ cuts on Saturday as the team whittled down its roster to 53 players, according to a source. On Thursday after Gang Green’s preseason win over the Eagles, Babin said he was not concerned about cut day."

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