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Jets cut Linebacker Deion Barnes

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By Glenn Naughton

 

With player cuts set to start rolling in over the next couple of days, news of the first casualty today came from the twitter account of linebacker Deion Barnes who was let go by the Jets.

This is a somewhat surprising move for a young player who showed promise last pre-season and stuck with the team’s practice squad before coming in to this year with a chance to crack the 53-man roster due to a lack of established veterans at the position.

In his 53-man roster projection, ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini had Barnes making the roster and you could hardly blame him given his youth, familiarity with the Jets’ system, and a lack of established linebackers on the roster.

Barnes was an undrafted free agent out of Penn State University.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.