11 notable former NY Jets players who were released this week

Which former Jets players were released as part of final roster cuts?
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The NFL roster cutdown period has come and gone, and the NY Jets weren't the only team to make significant changes to their roster. All 32 NFL teams were required to cut their rosters down to 53 players prior to this past Tuesday's deadline.

The Jets parted ways with a number of notable players. Some of those players returned to their practice squad or were scooped up by other teams, while others have yet to find a new home.

There were also quite a few former Jets players released by their respective franchises. Let's take a look at a few notable former Jets who were cut this past week.

11. Lamar Jackson, CB

Former Jets cornerback Lamar Jackson was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs last week after signing with the team in May. The 25-year-old was not one of the 16 players the Chiefs signed to their practice squad.

A former undrafted free agent, Jackson is best known for his contributions with the Jets in the 2020 season, when he appeared in 13 games and made six starts. His most memorable moment with the Jets came on the final play of the infamous 2020 game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jackson was the one in coverage on Henry Ruggs when defensive coordinator Gregg Williams decided to call an all-out blitz on the final play of the game. He spent the 2022 season split between the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.

10. Vyncint Smith, WR

The speedy Vyncint Smith has bounced around between a few teams since he last played for the Jets in 2021. His most recent stint with the Indianapolis Colts came to an end last week when he was released as part of final roster cuts.

Smith appeared in 22 games over three years with the Jets from 2019 to 2021, hauling in 18 catches for 238 yards. He's since had brief stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, and Colts.