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Jets release Courtney Upshaw

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Earlier today we found out the Jets were signing defensive lineman Shaneil Jenkins. To make room on the roster, the team announced it has released Courtney Upshaw.

Upshaw was placed on the non-football injury list yesterday. One wonders whether that led to this move.

Something definitely seems to be up. Upshaw has a track record in the league, and Jenkins isn’t likely to be more than a camp body. This definitely appears to be a move meant to send a message. Whatever Bowles saw in Upshaw he clearly did not like, and now he is gone.