It wasn't long before new GM Joe Douglas made his first move for the Jets, as TE Neal Sterling was released on Tuesday.
Sterling re-signed with the Jets this offseason on a veteran minimum contract, but he has been injured this offseason which has kept him out of team practices.
With Chris Herndon having a solid rookie season in 2018, and Trevon Wesco drafted in the fourth round back in April, the Jets had the depth to let him go. Jordan Leggett is also on the Jets' depth chart.
A former seventh round pick by the Jaguars out of Monmouth University in 2015, Sterling played in just five games with the Jets last season, totaling 47 yards on six catches. He suffered a couple concussions last season that held him out, and allowed the door to open for Herndon to showcase his talents.
Over his four years in the NFL (two with Jacksonville, two with New York), Sterling has totaled 239 yards on 24 receptions.