The Jets roster exemption for Jalin Marshall expired today so a move was required to make room for him. The team has announced that the move was waiving cornerback Marcus Williams.
We have activated WR Jalin Marshall and waived CB Marcus Williams. pic.twitter.com/0R9IIa3OyE
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 9, 2017
The move comes as somewhat of a surprise as Williams was seen as having a bigger role in Todd Bowles’ defense this season but he’s been virtually invisible.
Williams’ release will save the Jets $2.7 million with no dead money according to overthecap.com.