The New York Jets have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 53 players. Here’s the list of roster cuts up to this point:
- DT Tarow Barney
- S Doug Middleton
- LB Freddie Bishop
- DL Claude Pelon
- RB Antone Smith
- CB Darryl Morris
- OL Mike Liedtke
- TE Zach Sudfeld
- OL Craig Watts
- ILB Taiwan Jones
- WR/KR Jeremy Ross
- LB Trevor Reilly (Injured)
- WR Kenbrell Thompkins
- FB Tommy Bohanon
- TE Wes Saxton
- WR Chandler Worthy
- CB Bryson Keeton
- CB Kevin Short
- TE Jace Amaro
- CB Dee Milliner (Injured)
We’ll have more names added to this post as the news is available.
Milliner, 24, was taken with the No. 9 overall pick back in 2013. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $12.66 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
The Jets declined to pick up his fifth-year option back in May that would have run the Jets $11.9 million in 2017.
In 2015, Milliner appeared in five games for the Jets, but recorded just a single tackle and no interceptions.
Ross, 28, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of California back in 2011. He played briefly for the Colts before joining the Packers in October of 2012.
The Lions would later sign him to a contract and give him an opportunity to their kick returner where Ross showed some ability. However, he was among the team’s final roster cuts before signing on to the Ravens’ practice squad.
Ross eventually signed on with the Raiders and finished out the year in Oakland. However, they didn’t tender him a contract as a restricted free agent. The Jets would later sign him to a contract in April.
In 2015, Ross 11 games and totaled nine receptions for 88 yards receiving to go along with 205 kick return yards and 109 punt return yards.
Smith, 30, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State back in 2009. He had brief stints with the Vikings and Texans before catching on with the Falcons during the 2009 season.
Smith wound up spending five years in Atlanta before he was released with an injury settlement at the beginning of the regular season. The Bears signed him to a contract back in October only to cut him loose towards the end of the year.
Smith caught on with the Jets close to a month ago.
In 2015, Smith appeared in five games and ran for 11 yards on a single carry.