Jets release RB Richardson, LB Edds

The Jets gave have released running back Daryl Richardson and will appear to be going with three backs on the roster per (Walder, Aug. 30). 

Fellow running back Alex Green has also been cut. (Walder, Aug. 30)

Linebacker A.J Edds has also been released despite having a strong camp (Costello, Aug. 30).

Update: 11:30 a.m.: The Jets also released CB Johnny Patrick. 


Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

For any running backs behind Bilal Powell, it was going to be very difficult to make this roster with both Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory on the team and Powell filling in the gaps as a versatile backup.

Edds had a good camp and did a fair job during the preseason.  We think the Jets are putting him into the flood, but don’t be shocked if Edds is back as a practice squadder for a pretty solid group of linebackers that looks likely to make the team.
Patrick is a surprise to me.  With the Jets concerns at the position, I thought Patrick had done enough to earn a spot, but that might not be the case.  Either way, as of noon Saturday that means that LeQuan Lewis is still in the running to make the roster and so is Brandon Dixon.



71 comments
rstysanchz
rstysanchz

i knew hill was going to get cut...if he was going to make this team then he wouldnt have been playing thursday while he was getting better from an illness...im a little shocked at the patterson release i thought since we were a little thin at cb that the jets were gonna keep him and just give him a little slap on the wrist 

MetFanSince68
MetFanSince68

Too bad that Richardson got cut. Jets may regret this though. Johnson and Ivory are two RB's with injury history.

Anthony Capp
Anthony Capp

I would LOVE to see the Jets throw a 7th rounder at the 49ers for Stevie Johnson or Brandon Lloyd, whichever one they don't have making their roster. Would be an awesome addition to a receiving corps that isn't the deepest..

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I am surprised they cut Pentengeli, I guess those 70 yards last Thursday were not enough and they are happy with Suds. I am sasified, I like the 3 we have. Amaro will be a monster!

Bent
Bent moderator

For those questioning the Edds cut, he really regressed in preseason.


PFF grades: +1.7, -0.7, -1.3, -5.3


With George trending up and that spot likely an inactive one anyway, maybe George should get it.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Vlad - gone

Sanchez - gone

Hill - gone

Been saying for 3 years these guys needed to go and today the last of the 3 is gone. I am so happy because the Jets are now a better football team at QB WR and on the OL - It has always been about putting the best players on the team and not being fooled by the LIE that is potential - It is about performing - Find your potential in the Arena League, CFL or on the practice squad

a57se
a57se

Where are all these Jets sources coming from???

Yesterday Rex said very plainly that the Jets would be releasing their players all at once.

Today we have sources saying this guy is gone or that guy?


jaym
jaym

@MMehtaNYDN

Jets released Pantale and Thompson too, I'm told. I'd suspect they'd be back on the practice squad. #nyj

boomer
boomer

And there goes Alex Green.

Anthony Capp
Anthony Capp

Stephen Hill will be a brown shortly. Ya heard it here first

nesboogie
nesboogie

Stephen Hill is amazing in madden though. I'm gonna miss him

nesboogie
nesboogie

Where are all those stephen hill fanboys? lol 

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

Surprised they cut Edds and Richardson. Both looked sure to make the roster. Thinking they keep 7 wrs. Enunwa will make roster due to special teams btw. Book it.

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

It really kills me that were releasing or trading hill and we passed on jeffrey hilton and randle. Damn that one stings. 

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@Bent I love you bro but that BS! This is more about Idzik trying to keep his draft picks to make him look good! George was over drafted and did nothing to justify keeping him!

a57se
a57se

@Bent 

Draft picks seem to get the edge in any Idzik competition.

McGeorge
McGeorge

@bradysucks The Vlad and Hill picks were two wasted speculative 2nd round picks that could have been used on at least average players.  I'm glad Hill is gone.


I wish the Jets had never forced out Matt Slauson, that  would have helped out in a lot of ways.   Much as I'd like to blame that on Tannenbaum, it was probably Rex.


WW85
WW85

@Anthony Capp Yeah. Browns are near the top on waiver wire right?  You're def not first btw. His name with Browns has been mentioned a hundred times on here

Zartan
Zartan

Right here, hope the best but he was done as a Jet Thursday. Right time right place was missed for Hill (injury).

Still see talent in Sanchez as well. Hill needs to get in the right mindset, work out with T.O or Jerry Rice.

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@JCuratola3 If he makes the team it is more likely because he's another John Idzik production than any thing he's done on the field so far!

hitchhiker
hitchhiker

@JCuratola3 I hope you're right, I like Enunwa's potential & he has looked good on STs imo.

Anthony Capp
Anthony Capp

@JCuratola3 He did have a few nice tackles on the punt team. Didn't have him making the team but now it looks a little more likely

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

@JCuratola3 If it's any consolation, I'm sure teams say that about passing on Wilkerson ...

WW85
WW85

@Brendan oooff  still hear the thud even though this was a necessary move

jaym
jaym

@Brendan 

Another Bradway FAILURE

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@a57se @Bent Thank god your a regular here! This is like the Oday Abouhi/Will Campbell crap Izzy did last year! All the nonsense about how good Aboushi has looked is nothing but Rex hype because from what i have seen his play on the field is maybe marginally better that last season and his penchant to commit penalty's is Brian Winters/Vlad Ducasse like.

jdb4
jdb4

@a57se @Bent 

That's the case with just about every team in the league.  It's an ego thing with GMs

a57se
a57se

@jaym @a57se 

So then the Jets are telling the players but not the media and they can't figure out it will get out?

Seems odd.


hazard2012
hazard2012

@WW85 @Anthony Capp


Which is why I thought Idzik might play 'chicken' with Cleve and hold onto him in their 53, just so they could maybe get something for him.   Guess enough was enough.  

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@Brendan @Ron Alexander Yeah, o.k Brandan you just keep drinking that kool-aide my man. You are a great fan and i have no doubt your a great guy so no personal attacks will come from me. But for as long as i have visited this site(which is about two years + now, I can't ever remember you saying one thing that might be construed as negative. Now, as your probably young enough to be my son I think your time here should be a lot longer than mine so you can afford to be more patient. Me, at 62 I'm hoping for at least one more super bowl.

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@joemustgo @a57se @Bent Baloney! You keep the best players! Younger is only good if the guy can play!Getting blown off the line on a regular basis is not my idea of how to play MLB in the NFL!

Anthony Capp
Anthony Capp

@hazard2012 @WW85 @Anthony Capp Yeah I'm sure it has been mentioned before, but right when Burelson was cut it just made sense. I'm sure the Jets are working there tails off to get the Browns to believe that a team before them on the waiver wire will claim him so they can get something in return, but I doubt they will call Idziks bluff. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Ron Alexander "Getting blown off the line on a regular basis is not my idea of how to play MLB in the NFL!"


This describes Edds in the last game, fyi. 

WW85
WW85

@Anthony Capp Yes. It's a tough spot. He has shown so little. I thought maybe a 7th rounder from some WR needy team...But no

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@Brendan @Ron Alexander That may well be true but again, other than being drafted by the Wiz of Iz,what exactly has George to justify a roster spot? This is the Oday Aboushi/Will Campbell fiasco thing all over again!

Anthony Capp
Anthony Capp

@WW85 @Anthony Capp Exactly. And GM's aren't stupid. They've known the Jets have been trying to shop him for a while now and after his showing this preseason, Im sure they were all fairly confident he would be cut and a trade wouldn't be necessary