The NY Jets have announced 38 player moves to get down to the 53 man limit which was required by 4pm today. We had previously posted about the Parry Nickerson trade as well as Eli McGuire and Jachai Polite being cut. The bottom line is this isn’t a good day if you were a Mike Maccagnan draft pick.
Brandon Copeland and Chris Herndon are on the reserved \ suspended list so they don’t count against the roster limit right now. International player Valentine Holmes was waived, he is a practice squad candidate.
The Jets waived both Luke Falk and Davis Webb. It is expected they will try and sign Luke Falk to the practice squad. Charone Peake was a mild surprise cut, it was thought he would stick around because of his strong special teams play. The team is also moving on from tight end Eric Tomlinson.
You can expect the Jets to be very active on the waiver wire. So more moves should be announced tomorrow. Here are the moves from today, with players grouped by positions:
|Austin, Bless||CB||R||Non-Football Injury|
|Nickerson, Parry||CB||2||Traded to SEA|
|Copeland, Brandon||LB||5||NFL Suspension|
|Herndon, Chris||TE||2||NFL Suspension|
Some additional roster thoughts from Brian Costello and Connor Hughes. Visit our forums for more NY Jets talk.
Kyle Phillips, an undrafted DL out of Tennessee, is still on the roster. He played his ass off Thursday night. I would not be surprised if he is cut tomorrow and then brought back on practice squad. Jets probably trying to slip him through. That extra day helps sometimes. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 31, 2019
The #Jets have 6 of 22 players left on the roster from their 2015, 2016 and 2017 drafts.
DL Leonard Williams (2015)
LB Jordan Jenkins (2016)
OT Brandon Shell (2016)
P Lachlan Edwards (2016)
S Jamal Adams (2017)
S Marcus Maye (2017)
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 31, 2019