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NY Jets place Vinny Curry on Reserve/NFI list, cut 4 players

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The NY Jets have made a flurry of roster moves to get down to the 80-player limit on Tuesday. The most notable being the placement of defensive end Vinny Curry on the Reserve/non-football injury list.

The Jets announced on Tuesday that they had released wide receiver Manasseh Bailey, wide receiver Josh Malone, offensive lineman Tristen Hoge, and linebacker Edmond Robinson as well as that they had placed Curry on the Reserve/NFI list.

This means that Curry, who hasn't practiced all summer, will miss the entirety of the 2021 season as he was placed on the list prior to final roster cuts.

Curry was signed by the Jets as a free agent this past offseason and was expected to be a part of the defensive line rotation. Unfortunately, the 33-year-old will now be ineligible to play this season.

As for the rest of the moves, there are a couple of slight surprises, but nothing necessarily shocking.

The NY Jets didn't make any surprising roster moves on Tuesday

Bailey went undrafted out of Morgan State and 2020 and spent the summer with the Philadelphia Eagles before being released. He spent some time on the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad last season before signing with the Jets in January.

The speedy wideout was actually having a strong summer, but he was always a longshot to make the roster given the logjam at the wide receiver position.

That included fellow wide receiver, Josh Malone, who was among Tuesday's cuts. A fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Malone played six games with the Jets over the last two years and hauled in four catches for 16 yards in 2020.

Hoge was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of BYU this offseason. A college teammate of Zach Wilson, Hoge was seen as a logical practice squad candidate, but his early release makes that less likely.

Robinson was signed by the Jets earlier this month after a previous stint with the organization in 2017. The veteran linebacker was competing for one of the depth roles on the team and had the special-teams experience to possibly stick around.

But even with the Jets losing Jarrad Davis for the first month or two of the season, they still opted to cut ties with Robinson.

The biggest loss here is obviously Curry who figured to play a key role as a rotational pass rusher in 2021. Now, he'll miss the entire season leaving the Jets' pass-rush corps even thinner.

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The Jets will need to cut their roster down to 53 players by next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

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