Today is cutdown day in the NFL. Teams must cut their rosters down to 53 players by 4:00 pm Eastern.
The Jets began their cuts yesterday, most notably Lamar Jackson and Lawrence Cager, undrafted free agent signings from a year ago who saw playing time due to injuries. By the end of the day we will have an initial 53 man roster.
Make no mistake about it. Initial is the operative word. After the cuts are done, waiver claims can be made. If the Jets claim anybody on waivers, they will need to get rid of additional players. Then there will be a second round of waiver claims. The Jets and other teams will likely continue to make changes on the fringe. The roster on cutdown day is rarely identical to the Week 1 roster.
With that said, today is an important part of the process so we will keep our eyes on the cuts that come along.
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Jimmy Murray OL
The Jets are waiving OL Jimmy Murray, per source.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 31, 2021
Josh Johnson QB
The Jets have released QB Josh Johnson, per source. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 31, 2021
David Moore OL
The Jets are waiving OL David Moore, per source— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 31, 2021
Hamilcar Rashed DE
The Jets are waiving DE Hamilcar Rashed, per source. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 31, 2021
Vyncint Smith WR
The #Jets waived WR Vyncint Smith, per source.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 31, 2021
Was working with second team throughout the summer.
Josh Adams RB
Kenny Yeboah TE
Kenny Yeboah cut by the Jets.— DJ Bien-Aime (@Djbienaime) August 31, 2021
Finished his last preseason game with 4 catches for 2 Tds and 100 yards.