The Jets made a number of additional roster moves this afternoon.
The Jets just made several roster moves. OL Conor McDermott, LB Jarrad Davis and S Ashtyn Davis were placed on IR. Added to the active roster: S Sharrod Neasman, TE Dan Brown and TE Ryan Griffin. Also released 2020 third-round pick Jabari Zuniga. Bless Austin release official.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) September 1, 2021
With only two tight ends on the roster, the team was expected to make an addition or two. The Jets’ additions were a pair of players they cut yesterday, Daniel Brown and Ryan Griffin. Brown was likely added for special teams purposes. He led the Jets in special teams snaps a year ago, presumably earning the trust of Brant Boyer.
Zuniga is the second member of the Jets Draft class of 2020 to be let go after James Morgan yesterday. The injuries to Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry opened up an opportunity at the edge. It was presumably one that Zuniga was unable to take advantage of.
The players placed on IR will open up roster spots. This year players are eligible to come off IR after three weeks, and teams have an unlimited number of players eligible to return.