Cut day is always difficult. There are a lot of players who got cut today who will need to go and find themselves a new job. Some in football, but a lot outside football as well.
The Jets made a couple of bold moves. They cut ties with former first round selection Dee Milliner and former second round selection Jace Amaro. The debate as to whether that was the right decision will rage on, but a huge congratulations go to those players who made the team.
Robby Anderson had himself a superb pre-season and expectations will only grow for him. Jalin Marshall was extremely inconsistent, and many consider him lucky to be chosen ahead of Jeremy Ross who flashed as a returner this pre-season.
It may look as though we only have two tight ends, but Quincy Enunwa is a hybrid tight end/ wide receiver. We saw last year how frequently he was used in comparison to the more traditional tight end. Charone Peake also makes the roster after showing very little in the pre-season, but potential and what we didn't see was obviously enough.
Obviously with all the cuts happening around the league, the Jets can make claims and pick players up. However as of this minute, here are your 2016 New York Jets.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg.
Running Back (5)
Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Khiry Robinson, Dominique WIlliams, Julian Howsare(FB)
Wide Receiver (6)
Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake
Offensive Line (9)
Ryan Clady, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Brian Winters, Ben Ijalana, Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale
Tight End (2)
Kellen Davis, Brandon Bostick
Defensive Line (6)
Leonard Williams, Muhammed Wilkerson, Steve McLendon, Jarvis Jenkins, Deon Simon, Lawrence Thomas
David Harris, Erin Henderson, Lorenzo Mauldin, Jordan Jenkins, Bruce Carter, Mike Catapano, Darren Lee, Josh Martin, Julian Stanford
Defensive Backs (9)
Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Marcus Gilchrist, Calvin Pryor, Juston Burris, Ronald Martin, Dexter McDougle, Rontez Miles
Lac Edwards (P), Nick Folk (K), Tanner Purdum (LS)
Devin Smith, Breno Giacomini
The next challenge for the Jets will be building their practice squad. If you want to know how we'll go about doing that, and who's eligible to join, I suggest you quickly pop over to John's article right HERE.