4. Sharrod Neasman, S, NY Jets
Sharrod Neasman seemed like a likely addition to the roster with Ashtyn Davis injured and J.T. Hassell released. But the Jets opted to carry only three safeties on the active roster, with only one of them being fully healthy.
Davis is not expected to be ready for Week 1 while Lamarcus Joyner is banged up and could miss the start of the season. That's what makes the Neasman release even more confounding.
You'd have to think there's a good chance that Neasman is brought back once IR moves are made, particularly if Davis lands on the short-term IR or PUP list.
If not, the Jets are banking on their extra cornerback depth being enough until Davis is healthy.
3. Noah Dawkins, LB, NY Jets
The release of Noah Dawkins leaves the Jets with just four healthy linebackers, three of whom will be starting Week 1. That's far from an ideal scenario.
Blake Cashman is the lone backup behind rookies Jamien Sherwood and Hamsah Nasirildeen, and C.J. Mosley. But much like Neasman, there's a good chance that Dawkins is brought back once Jarrad Davis lands on the short-term IR.
Still, Dawkins eventually took over for Nasirildeen as the starting WILL leading many to believe that he was guaranteed a roster spot.
He may very well be brought back, but until then, this release is certainly a surprise.