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Jets waive trio of young players

By Luke Easterling
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 2: Rashard Robinson #30 of the New York Jets takes the field before playing the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 2: Rashard Robinson #30 of the New York Jets takes the field before playing the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /
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The New York Jets have trimmed the roster as rookie minicamp gets underway, waiving three young players who were recently added to the team.

As a new round of first-year talents take the field for the first time in the Gang Green, the Jets made room on the roster by letting a trio of others head elsewhere.

Wide receiver Stacy Coley, cornerback Rashard Robinson and defensive lineman Charles Tapper have all been waived, the team announced Friday:

We've waived WR Stacy Coley, CB Rashard Robinson and DL Charles Tapper.

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— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 10, 2019

Coley and Tapper were the most recent additions, joining the team on reserve/futures contracts back in January. They were both impact players in college who have yet to live up to the same level of expectation at the pro level. Coley was originally a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, stopping with the New York Giants prior to joining the Jets. Tapper was a fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys.

Robinson was acquired via trade from the San Francisco 49ers in 2019, costing the Jets a fifth-round draft pick. The 49ers drafted Robinson out of LSU in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft.

With offseason additions like Jamison Crowder at wide receiver and No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams for the defensive line, Coley and Tapper were simply pushed off the depth chart by better talent. Robinson’s play since joining the Jets left much to be desired, despite his impressive combination of size, length and athleticism.

How do you feel about these moves? Should the Jets have kept any of these players, in hopes they developed into role players down the road? Give us your take in the comment section!

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