Roster News: Turner Waived, Sapp Re-Signed to Practice Squad
Bent , theJetsBlog.com
Via twitter, the Jets have announced a couple of transactions, which is not unusual for the period a few days after the opening game:
Jets have waived WR Patrick Turner, released DB LeQuan Lewis from the practice squad, and signed LB Ricky Sapp to the P-squad.
Turner has been in this situation before and his release may just be a temporary move after he suffered a hamstring injury in the opening game, during which he did not see any action on offense. Since his salary for the year is guaranteed due to him being on the opening day roster, that enables the Jets to bring him back later without it making any difference to their cap position. It also opens up the possibility of another team signing him and his salary passing over to the new team. With Chaz Schilens healthy and Clyde Gates now on board, the Jets obviously have faith in the depth already on the roster.
We knew Ricky Sapp was likely to be re-signed, as he had also been injured so was simply replaced on the squad by someone who was able to practice last week. Sapp was getting some first team reps early in camp, so if he can prove his health, he could get on the active roster later in the year.
The Jets currently have one roster spot open. They were expected to put Dennis Landolt onto temporary injured reserve to create another spot, but did not do this which may suggest that Landolt could be ready before week eight or that he might end up on the permanent injured reserve list instead. The Jets could also open up another spot on the practice squad by applying for Hayden Smith to be treated as an overseas player, but it’s unclear whether they have done (or intend to do) this. That would also protect his spot on the squad and ensure his practice squad salary ($116K) didn’t count against the cap.