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Jets Cut TE Tye, RB Murphy

NFL: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets have cut former New York Giants tight end Will Tye and practice squad running back Marcus Murphy.

The release of Tye comes as something of a surprise. With wide receiver Jalin Marshall coming off the suspended list this week the Jets needed to make room on the roster. With five tight ends on the roster, including four “move” tight ends, it seemed likely one of the tight ends would be let go. The surprise is that the tight end released was Will Tye and not Neal Sterling. Tye has a more accomplished resume than Sterling and has been more productive than Sterling in his limited time with the Jets. Why the Jets would now prefer Sterling to Tye is a bit of a mystery, unless they think Sterling has better blocking skills.

In any event Will Tye is now a former Jet. He ends his Jets career with four catches on six targets for 38 yards.