With cut downs out of the way, it’s time to update on which former Jets players made it onto other teams’ rosters. We’ll divide this into two parts, looking at AFC teams today and NFC teams later this week.
As ever, this list is intended to be exhaustive, but if we missed anyone, let us know in the comments.
Bills: Buffalo picked up Brian Winters after the Jets released him but reports indicate he struggled in camp and Cody Ford is expected to fill in at guard with Jon Feliciano out. They initially cut return specialist Andre Roberts, but then re-signed him the next day.
Players they’ve cut this offseason, include Spencer Long, Kaare Vedvik, Lachlan Edwards and Davis Webb. Webb is on the practice squad.
Dolphins: The Dolphins announced on Monday morning that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for them in 2020’s opener. Offensive lineman Jesse Davis, who was a cast-off after his first camp with the Jets, remains a projected starter.
Brandin Bryant, a late addition, didn’t make the roster or practice squad.
Patriots: Offseason addition Brandon Copeland made the roster and joins former Jets safety Terrence Brooks on defense.
Matt LaCosse opted out and Ben Braden, Quincy Adeboyejo and Nick Folk were released. However, they don’t have a kicker on their roster so Folk or Justin Rohrwasser will obviously be activated on a week-by-week basis having been placed on the practice squad.
Steelers: The Steelers don’t have any ex-Jets on their roster. They released John Battle during cutdowns and Quadree Henderson earlier on in the offseason.
Browns: Sheldon Richardson headlines three ex-Jets on the Browns roster, but return specialist Jojo Natson and safety Andrew Sendejo also made it.
Jon Toth, Bryant and Montrel Meander were among the players they cut, although Meander was added to the practice squad.
Bengals: Kicker Reggie Bullock won the job and is Cincinnati’s only ex-Jet after they traded away Austin Calitro.
Ravens: The Ravens don’t currently have any ex-Jets on their roster or practice squad.
Titans: Anthony Firkser, an emerging contributor at tight end was retained by Tennessee, along with return specialist Kalif Raymond.
Ex-Jets they cut this offseason include Wyatt Ray, Trevor Siemian, Doug Middleton, Jordan Williams and Ibraheim Campbell. Ray and Siemian were added to the practice squad.
Colts: Indianapolis didn’t retain any ex-Jets, releasing Brandon Hitner and putting Ian Bunting on injured reserve.
Texans: Houston cut Brent Qvale but then brought him back the next day, so he’s the lone ex-Jet on their 53.
Chad Hansen, who had a good camp but then got injured last weekend, made the practice squad.
Jaguars: Jacksonville didn’t retain any ex-Jets, having released Parry Nickerson in final cuts and Middleton and Charone Peake earlier on in the offseason.
Chiefs: When Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opted out, the Chiefs made a move for Kelechi Osemele, who is currently projected to start for them at left guard.
Mike Pennel also remains with the team, although he’s not currently on the 53 because he’s suspended until week three. Elijah McGuire was cut.
Raiders: Las Vegas don’t have any ex-Jets on their roster or practice squad either.
Chargers: In a surprise, defensive back Tevaughn Campbell made the 53-man roster for Los Angeles. Their other ex-Jet - Darius Jennings - was released.
Broncos: Denver has four ex-Jets among their ranks after trading for Austin Calitro and retaining Calvin Anderson, Shelby Harris and Jeremiah Attaochu.
Three released players - Tyler Jones, Nico Falah and Tyvis Powell - were not considered for the practice squad.
We’ll be back with a breakdown of the ex-Jets on NFC teams’ rosters later this week.