The Jets have been extremely busy today, churning their roster to try and spark some fire within the team.
In a somewhat surprising (but not really) move, the Jets cut ties with veteran defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins. After signing the big man to a 2 year $6 million contract this Spring, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Jenkins was going to play a part for the 2016 Jets. However the reality is, he only played between 10-20 snaps a game. Why give a Vet those snaps, when you could give them to someone like Anthony Johnson, who the Jets signed today from the Patriots practice squad.
In another move, the team activated 2015 2nd round pick Devin Smith from the PUP list. Up to this point, Devin has been a bit of a disappointment for the Jets, having caught just 9 passes for 115 yards and 1 touchdown. Many expected the speedster to be the game-breaker the Jets needed to stretch the field, but that never seemed to happen. Whether it was a lack of route knowledge or drops, the former Ohio State man failed to break through.
However it's important to stress that the sample size on Devin is extremely small and the Jets remain high on him. He'll look to finish the season strong and give the Jets and their fans a reason to be optimistic heading into 2017.