During preseason, we kept tabs on how former Jets players were doing with their new teams. The bye week affords us an ideal opportunity to provide an update on their progress during the season so far.
Having looked at Jets from within the last year in the first installment, we’ll be looking at some ex-Jets who left the team prior to cutdown day last season in this installment.
As ever, this list is intended to be exhaustive, but if we missed anyone, let us know in the comments.
- Chris Ivory, RB, Bills
Ivory missed the game against the Jets, so he is now no longer leading the Bills in rushing. He’d been producing well over the previous three weeks following a really slow start. For the year, he has 280 yards and a touchdown at an average of 3.5 per carry. He also has 12 catches.
- Kerry Hyder, DL, Lions
Hyder has been in a reserve role all year and hasn’t contributed much. He has three tackles and five pressures in five games.
- Jacquies Smith, DE, Raiders
Smith was released by the Cardinals early in the year but the Raiders picked him up. For the year, he has just three tackles and two pressures in five games.
- Sheldon Richarson, DL, Vikings
Richardson has done a solid job for the Vikings but he’s not as dominant as he’s been in the past, with 31 tackles and just 1.5 sacks. He does have 10 quarterback hits though.
- Anthony Firkser, TE, Titans
Firkser, who the Jets tried to turn into a fullback, is back at his natural position of tight end now, although he was released back to the practice squad for a few weeks. Firkser had his most productive game so far on Sunday when he caught three passes for 44 yards. He has six catches for 80 yards on the year.
- Austin Calitro, LB, Seahawks
Calitro has been contributing for the Seahawks, having started three games. He has 22 tackles, half a sack and a pass defensed.
- Mike Liedtke, OL, Bucs
Liedtke remains on the active roster and has been active three times this season, but is yet to see action on offense.
- Jesse Davis, OL, Dolphins
Davis has started every game for Miami at guard. He’s currently the 7th worst run blocking guard in the league according to Pro Football Focus.
- Shelby Harris, DL, Broncos
Harris has been getting rotational reps off the bench all year. He has 22 tackles, nine pressures and a pass defensed in 10 games.
- Raheem Mostert, RB/KR, 49ers
Mostert was having a nice season as a change of pace back for the 49ers but then he suffered an ugly season-ending arm injury. He averaged almost eight yards a carry as he racked up 261 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown, and added six catches. Mostert rushed for over 80 yards in two different games this year. He also contributed well in coverage on special teams.
- Bruce Ellington, WR/KR/PR, Lions
Ellington was recently signed by the Lions and has caught 12 passes for 80 yards in his first two games with them. Earlier in the year, he was released by the Texans following a hamstring injury. He had caught eight passes for 92 yards and a touchdown with Houston this year.
- Tommy Bohanon, FB, Jaguars
Bohanon remains Jacksonville’s starting fullback, although he’s not grading out as well as last year as a blocker. He has caught three passes for 15 yards.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bucs
Ryan Fitzpatrick was expected to back up Jameis Winston all year, but he’s actually made seven starts. However, he was benched on Sunday after throwing three interceptions. In those games, Fitzpatrick has posted four 400 yard games and a QB rating of over 100. However, after winning the first two, the Bucs lost the rest.
- Brandon Marshall, WR, Saints
Marshall just signed for the Saints and declared himself “as healthy as a trout” a few days ago. He hasn’t played for the Saints yet, as he bids to make his first ever postseason appearance. He caught 11 passes for 136 yards and a score with Seattle before being released.
- Marcus Gilchrist, S, Raiders
Gilchrist has been starting all year for Oakland and has 38 tackles and four passes defensed. He made his first interception of the season last weekend.
- Stevan Ridley, RB, Steelers
Ridley has been in a reserve role with the Steelers all year, although his production has been underwhelming. He has 56 rushing yards on 18 carries and three catches for 18 yards.
- Geno Smith, QB, Chargers
Smith has been backing up Philip Rivers all year. He’s thrown just one pass - an eight-yard completion - in mop-up duty and taken a few knees.
- Jarvis Jenkins, DL, Chiefs
Jenkins has played every game in a reserve role. He’s been credited with just six tackles though.
- Matt Slauson, RG, Colts
Slauson’s career might be over after he suffered what was described as a significant back injury in the fifth game of the year. He had started the first five games at right guard.
- Matt LaCosse, TE, Broncos
LaCosse has been contributing in a reserve role with the Broncos, although he made his first start of the year on Sunday. He has 11 catches for 137 yards on the season.
- Vladimir Ducasse, G, Bills
Ducasse was replaced in the starting line-up by Wyatt Teller last weekend as the Bills seem to be moving into evaluation mode. He had been grading out well as a pass blocker according to Pro Football Focus but was in last place in the NFL at his position for run blocking.
- Nick Bellore, FB, Lions
The former outside linebacker Bellore remains with the Lions as a blocking back and special teamer. He’s only had four touches on offense for just seven yards, although he made a nice diving catch of a tipped ball on fourth down on Thursday. He also has six special teams tackles.
- Andrew Sendejo, S, Vikings
Sendejo started the first five games for the Vikings, racking up 27 tackles and a pass defensed. However, he’s been injured since then.
- Oday Aboushi, OL, Cardinals
Arizona signed Aboushi last month. He came off the bench last week and started at right guard on Sunday, although he didn’t grade out too well.
- Brian Parker, TE, Broncos
Parker began the year on Denver’s practice squad but has since been elevated to the active roster. He’s played in seven games but is yet to register a catch.
- Shamarko Thomas, S, Broncos
Thomas is on the Broncos’ active roster, albeit mostly in a special teams role. He has five tackles in four games.
- Austin Howard, OL, Washington
Howard was recently signed by Washington following an injury crisis. He played just a few snaps in his first three games with them.
- Jermaine Cunningham, TE, Lions
Cunningham is on the Lions’ practice squad, from which he’s been released and re-signed twice already.
- Kyle Friend, OL, Cardinals
Friend began the year on the Cardinals’ practice squad but has since been released.
- Ronald Martin, S, Colts
Martin is on the injured reserve list having been placed on there at the end of preseason.
- Troymaine Pope, RB, Seahawks
Pope was on the Seattle practice squad but was released from there on Tuesday.
- Brandon Wilds, RB, Cardinals
Wilds has been signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad. Earlier in the year, he was on Jacksonville’s active roster and carried six times for 15 yards.
- Robensen Therezie, S, Colts
Therezie began the year on injured reserve but has since been released.
- Shane Wynn, RB/KR, Saints
Wynn is currently on the Saints’ practice squad.
- Jeremiah George, LB, Colts
George began the year on injured reserve but has since been released.
- Dexter McDougle, CB, Eagles
McDougle rejoined the Eagles earlier this year and played in two games before being cut. He recorded five tackles and a pass defensed.
- Mark Sanchez, QB, Washington
To get right up to date, Mark Sanchez is finally back in the league again having signed with Washington on Monday following Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury.
We’ll update you on the progress of these players at the end of the season.