Preseason 2018 is over and now comes the cruelest of times — NFL cuts. It’s cut down day in the NFL. By 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time today, September 1 every team must cut down their roster to 53 players. We’ll be tracking all of the Jets cuts, trades and other roster moves on the road to 53 below as they come in.
2018 New York Jets Cuts
Kacy Rodgers II
Roster cut deadline is 4:00 P.M. Today.
The Jets, and all other NFL teams, are trimming their roster from 90 players to 53 players. The deadline to do so is 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, today, September 1. Prior to cuts there are often last minute trades. We’ll be tracking every move the Jets make so stay tuned.
Then it’s the waiver wire.
After the Jets make their cuts on Saturday, they will start sifting through the waiver wire, looking at 1100 + newly cut NFL players to potentially add to the roster. The Jets could most likely be looking for offensive linemen, tight ends, linebackers, returners and kickers, in addition to any other cut players who might help them upgrade the roster.
The waiver wire claiming period ends on Sunday, September 2 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Then the practice squad.
Following the waiver wire, the Jets and all other NFL teams will begin to sign players to the 10 man practice squad starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 2.
One thing that will always make the roster is the incredible Great American Twitter Widget. You can follow all the Jets related tweets throughout the hectic next few days below.