News: Jets Announce Final Cuts

Here are the final cuts, courtesy of the Jets official site. (Note: Goodson was not cut, he has just automatically reverted to the suspended list).

Here is the complete list of 22 transactions to reduce the Jets’ active roster from 70 to 53 players, by position:
QB (1) — Greg McElroy (with an injury)
RB (2) — Mike Goodson (Reserve/Suspended), Mossis Madu
WR (4) — Michael Campbell, Mohamed Massaquoi, Ben Obomanu, Zach Rogers
TE (1) — Chris Pantale
OL (3) — Erik Cook, J.B. Shugarts, Jason Smith
DL (4) — Junior Aumavae, Lanier Coleman, Tevita Finau, Antonio Garay
LB (3) — Troy Davis, JoJo Dickson, Jacquies Smith
DB (3) — Royce Adams, Mike Edwards, Rontez Miles
K (1) — Dan Carpenter


It’s interesting to note that all the draft picks made the roster, despite the fact some of them had disappointing preseasons. One reason could be that the Jets intend to make a couple of waiver claims and then release some of those players to the practice squad over the next day or two, when they’d be much more likely to clear waivers.

For the time being, Graham Harrell is still on the active roster, so the Jets are carrying four quarterbacks. Since he was released with an injury designation, Greg McElroy could end up on injured reserve if he clears waivers, possibly with an eligible for return designation.

I would anticipate a handful of changes to the final 53 between now and next Sunday.

Brian Bassett,

Beyond what Bent already pointed out, here’s some of our thoughts.  LB Danny Lansanah made it through, which was not surprising based on how his preseason games went, but was more surprising was that the Jets have chosen to keep Josh Mauga, who has been injured for much of the summer.  The Jets cut the receivers to the bone in releasing both Zach Rogers (likely to return on the p-squad if he clears waivers) and recent addition Mohamed Massaquoi.  The Jets are rolling with five right now, but consider that Winslow and Cumberland will be big parts of their passing game.  I’m not sure why the Jets didn’t cut Jason Smith at halftime Thursday night, but he was released and the Jets are rolling the dice with some shaky depth in that line-group with a still raw Brian Winters and two projects in Will Campbell and Oday Aboushi.  Our advice?  Aboushi might want to consider foregoing caffeine on game days.