NY Jets release player hours after wishing him a happy birthday

Happy birthday to Chris Glaser...
NY Jets, Chris Glaser
NY Jets, Chris Glaser / Rich Schultz/GettyImages

Happy birthday to NY Jets offensive lineman Chris Glaser...or should we say former Jets offensive lineman.

The Jets wished Glaser a happy birthday earlier this morning. Hours later, the team announced that they had released the young offensive lineman from their practice squad as part of a host of roster moves.

The Jets signed cornerbacks Kalon Barnes, Tae Hayes, and Craig James to their practice squad, releasing Glaser, offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, and cornerback Nehemiah Shelton in the process.

As for the 24-year-old Glaser, it appears as though his birthday was actually on Sunday, but the Jets didn't send out a birthday message until Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, that birthday message was soon followed by an announcement that he had been released.

The NY Jets released Chris Glaser two days after his birthday

Originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent last year, Glaser joined the Jets in August of 2022 and spent most of his rookie season on the team's practice squad.

He returned to compete for a roster spot this summer but was released prior to the start of the season. Glaser re-joined the Jets' practice squad last week and was even elevated to the active roster as a backup offensive lineman for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

His return to the Jets was short-lived, however. The Jets appear to be loading up on practice-squad cornerbacks, perhaps in response to an injury suffered by Brandin Echols this past weekend.

Barnes is the most notable addition of the three, having run the second-fastest 40-yard dash in NFL Combine history when he clocked a ridiculous 4.23 time in 2022. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers and has appeared in two career games.

Hayes spent time in the USFL in 2022 and most recently had stints with the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens this summer. He's appeared in 13 career NFL games for a whopping five different teams.

As for James, he's spent the majority of the last 15 months with the Jets, having been a member of the team's practice squad all of last year. The former undrafted free agent is primarily a backup nickel cornerback who last appeared in an NFL game in 2020.