Jets begin cuts toward 53-man roster
Published: Friday, September 02, 2011, 10:40 AM Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 11:54 AM
By Jenny Vrentas/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger
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John Munson/The Star-LedgerMike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan must pare the Jets' roster down to 53 players by tomorrow afternoon.
The Jets need to pare their roster down to 53 men by 4 p.m. tomorrow. They have already started the process this morning.
In last night's preseason finale against the Eagles, the Jets had 79 players on their roster, after adding CB Isaiah Trufant. We'll keep a tracker of where the roster is at today and tomorrow, compiled from people with direct knowledge of these players' roster status. The people requested anonymity because the team will not announce the roster moves tomorrow.
OL Dennis Landolt, who was on the Jets practice squad during last season, has been cut. He will not be brought back to the practice squad.
LB Joey LaRocque and T Nevin McCaskill will be released, their agent wrote on Twitter.
Receivers Michael Campbell, an Edison native and undrafted free agent out of Temple, and Dan DePalma, a Verona native out of West Chester, have been cut.
Undrafted free agents Eddie Jones, an outside linebacker out of Texas, and Davon Morgan, a safety from Virginia Tech, have been cut. So has DE Lorenzo Washington, who signed a reserve/future contract with the team in January.
Blocking TE Keith Zinger, who signed with the team during camp, has been released.
TOTAL CUTS NEEDED: 17
CUTS THUS FAR: 9
THE RUNNING ROSTER (70)
QB (4): Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Greg McElroy, Drew Willy
RB (5): Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell, Chris Jennings
FB (1): John Conner
WR (7): Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, Derrick Mason, Jeremy Kerley, Logan Payne, Patrick Turner, Scotty McKnight
TE (4): Dustin Keller, Matt Mulligan, Jeff Cumberland, Josh Baker
OL (12): D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Matt Slauson, Nick Mangold, Brandon Moore, Wayne Hunter, Rob Turner, Vladimir Ducasse, Matt Kroul, Robby Felix, Zane Taylor, Pete Clifford, Trevor Canfield
DL (8): Sione Pouha, Mike DeVito, Muhammad Wilkerson, Kenrick Ellis, Marcus Dixon, Ropati Pitoitua, Martin Tevaseu, Jarron Gilbert
LB (12): Bart Scott, David Harris, Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Josh Mauga, Jamaal Westerman, Garrett McIntyre, Aaron Maybin, Nick Bellore, Matthias Berning, Brashton Satele
CB (8): Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Donald Strickland, Marquice Cole, Ellis Lankster, Julian Posey, Isaiah Trufant
S (7): Jim Leonhard, Eric Smith, Brodney Pool, Emanuel Cook, Dwight Lowery, Byron Landor, Tracy Wilson
Specialists (3): K Nick Folk, P TJ Conley