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NY Jets reportedly release third-year CB Kyron Brown

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The NY Jets continue to do a bit of roster reshuffling following the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft, and that reshuffling included the release of cornerback Kyron Brown on Thursday.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Thursday that the Jets had released Brown following two seasons with the organization.

This comes one day after the team claimed former Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Matt Cole off waivers. The release of Brown keeps the roster at the same size that it was prior to Cole's addition.

The waiver wire is typically busy at this time of the year, directly following the draft. Now, 31 other teams will have the opportunity to add Brown to their roster if they so desire.

The NY Jets' draft picks likely spelled the end for Kyron Brown

Brown was originally signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Akron in 2019. He was released as part of final roster cuts, but impressed enough to earn a spot on the team's practice squad.

The Jets promoted Brown to the active roster for the first time in November of 2019 and he went on to play in three games that season, even receiving the start in a Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Unfortunately, Brown suffered a quad injury in the second half, playing 74 percent of defensive snaps and recording five tackles. He was placed on injured reserve the next day and wouldn't play another game with the organization.

Brown was waived by the Jets in May of last year with a failed physical designation but he reverted to the reserve/PUP list the following day after clearing waivers. And that's where Brown would spend the entirety of the 2020 season.

The Jets drafted three cornerbacks on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft in Duke's Michael Carter II, Pittsburgh's Jason Pinnock, and Kentucky's Brandin Echols.

The addition of those three players, along with undrafted free agent Isaiah Dunn, gave the Jets a whopping 13 cornerbacks. Evidently, the team didn't plan to carry that many cornerbacks into training camp.

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Kyron Brown will look to catch on with another team now that he's a free agent. But his Jets career is likely over.

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