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NY Jets release S Jordyn Peters after Morgan Moses signing

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NY Jets, Jordyn Peters / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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The NY Jets signed 12 undrafted free agents shortly following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft. But on Friday, one of those players, Jordyn Peters, was waived by the team.

This comes after the official announcement that the team had signed veteran offensive tackle Morgan Moses. The Jets needed to clear a roster spot and Peters was the unlucky player who found himself on the outside looking in.

Peters was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn this past May. He played all four years with the Tigers where he served as a core special teamer.

The Jets drafted Peters' Auburn teammate, Jamien Sherwood, in the fifth round of this year's draft. The two were close and even planned to get a house together this summer.

The NY Jets made room for Morgan Moses by waiving Jordyn Peters.

Peters finished his Auburn career with 101 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, eight pass breakups, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble in 36 career games.

But despite his collegiate experience, Peters was always a long shot to make the 53-man roster. His best chance would have come on special teams, but he faced some stiff competition there as well.

Behind the trio of Marcus Maye, Lamarcus Joyner, and Ashtyn Davis, the likes of J.T. Hassell, Bennett Jackson, and the newly-signed Sharrod Neasman were all competing with Peters for what was likely one roster spot (if that).

And each of them probably had a better chance at making the team than he did.

Peters will now look to sign on with another team prior to the start of training camp next month. Perhaps the Jets could consider bringing him back at some point if they suffer an injury or two at the safety position.

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But for now, Jordyn Peters' Jets career has come to an end. And with that, only 10 undrafted rookies remain on the 90-man roster.

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