The Jets need to cut three more players before Tuesday; rosters must be down to 53 by next Sunday before the regular season begins.
The released players:
WR: T.J. Graham; Saalim Hakim; Austin Hill; DeVier Posey; Jonathon Rumph
TE: Matt LaCosse
OL: James Brewer; Dalton Freeman
LB: Bryan Johnson
DB: Javier Arenas; Curtis Brown; Keith Lewis
DeVier Posey was a known commodity to Mike Maccagnan from their time together in Houston. At the time the Jets moved back to allow the Texans to grab Jaelen Strong, I was dubious of his ability to stick on this roster. Brewer was a veteran who brought some insurance to the line group, but not enough for the Jets to extend his tenure into the season, which is trouble considering the group of recently drafted Jets who are struggling as well to find a place.
LaCosse was a late addition who provided some roster insurance while Jace Amaro gets healthy, but seems like his short stay is over. Hakim was beloved by Rex Ryan for his speed, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him wind up in Buffalo at some point this season. Some of the most recognizable names are Freeman and Graham. Freeman was apprenticing as a reserve center (up until recently when he was relegated to the third string) and this might bode well for Dakota Dozier's chances at winning a spoke as an guard/center. Graham had a shot to make this team with some injuries to the receivers and did flash early in camp, but the team's clear preference for larger targets in the passing game (and as blockers) is starting to shine through.