The Jets have announced they waived WR Jeremy Kerley on Monday.
Kerley has played eight games for the Jets, since re-signing with the team on Sep. 5. He was suspended four games on Nov. 6 for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy, which he blamed on a "ghost."
The seven-year veteran totaled 217 yards on 22 receptions while scoring a lone touchdown against the Patriots in Week 6. He also returned 16 punts with a 5.3 yard average.
The Jets are getting younger, and a 29-year-old receiver coming off a suspension just doesn't fit into what they're trying to do.
That's the bottom line on why the Jets cut Jeremy Kerley on Monday. He didn't do all that much in his eight games with the Jets, so he clearly became expendable when he was suspended for four games.
But worse for him, he opened the door for other, younger receivers.
In Kerley's five-game absence, Robby Anderson (24) had a huge impact, catching 26 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns. Jermaine Kearse (27) caught 24 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown. Even Chad Hansen (22), the Jets' fourth-round pick, caught eight passes for 79 yards.
Those players, along with third-round pick ArDarius Stewart, are a part of the Jets' future. Kerley was not, so there was just no reason to keep him around.