The New York Jets have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players. Here’s the full list of roster cuts up to this point:
- K Ross Martin
- OL Jesse Davis
- C Kyle Friend
- G Jarvis Harrison
- LB Deion Barnes
- DT Shelby Harris
- DE Helva Matungulu
- RB Lache Seastrunk
- RB Terry Williams
- TE Jason Vander Laan
- WR Kyle Williams
- RB Romar Morris
Other roster moves include:
With Smith being placed on the PUP list, he will miss the first six games of the 2016 season.
Smith, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Jets from the 2015 NFL Draft. He is entering the second year of his four-year, $5.872 million rookie contract that contained $3.667 million guaranteed and a $2.53 million signing bonus.
He is still recovering from offseason ACL surgery after sustaining the injury back in December.
In 2015, Smith appeared in 10 games and recorded nine receptions for 115 yards (11.5 YPC) and one touchdown.
Seastrunk, 25, was selected in the sixth-round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Redskins. However, he was unable to make the final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason during his rookie.
Seastrunk later caught on with the Panthers briefly before signing to the Titans practice squad in October of last year. Tennessee wound up bringing back on a future/reserve contract, but later waived him a few after last year’s draft.
The Cowboys elected to sign him to a contract back in June before cutting him loose during the preseason. Smith signed on with the Jets a few weeks ago.
Seastrunk was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, but he would later transfer to Baylor. He produced 2,189 yards rushing on 289 carries (7.57 YPC) and 18 TDs for the Bears over the course of two years.