The Jets have waived return man Kalif Raymond.
We have waived WR/KR Kalif Raymond.https://t.co/8Pw9bZURwW— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 19, 2017
Raymond was responsible for the big turnover right before halftime in Sunday’s loss to Oakland. Late in the first half with the Jets down 14-10 and about to get the ball with a chance to score and take a halftime lead, Raymond muffed a punt inside the 5 yard line. The Raiders punched in a touchdown before halftime to take an 11 point lead to the locker room.
Raymond had also failed to catch two punts cleanly in Week 1 against the Bills.
It felt like this move was inevitable. It is tough business to be cut loose after a handful of errors, but that is life in the NFL. Raymond really only could contribute as a returner, and he was failing at the most important task any returner has, protecting the football. It usually is not difficult to find a quality returner on the waiver wire.
The Jets returner for Sunday against the Dolphins is unknown.