The NY Jets cut down to the required 85 players Tuesday
The New York Jets made multiple roster adjustments Tuesday in order to cut down to the required 85 players.
The team waived safety Bennett Jackson, running back Austin Walter and defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour. New York also placed second-year offensive lineman Cameron Clark on injured reserve, per the Jets official Twitter account.
We've released S Bennett Jackson, DL Michael Dwumfour and RB Austin Walter.
Additionally, we've placed OL Cam Clark on IR.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 17, 2021
Jackson was drafted in the sixth round by the New York Giants in 2014 but didn’t see his first action in an NFL game until 2019 when he was with the Baltimore Ravens and then the Jets. He appeared in four games with the Jets last season, making only one tackle.
Austin Walter was claimed by the Jets in May. He had four carries in the Jets win over the Giants in their first preseason game.
Walter went undrafted out of Rice in 2019, but he spent time on both the Giants and San Francisco 49ers practice squads. Prior to that, Walter was a member of the XFL, playing for the Dallas Renegades.
Michael Dwumfour was a Jets UDFA this past draft season. The former Rutgers defensive lineman recorded half a sack, a pass deflection, and a fumble recovery in the Jets’ win against the Giants.
Unfortunately, the rookie would leave the game with a calf injury. Dwumfour is a Scotch Plains, NJ native and transferred to Rutgers after appearing in 33 games at Michigan.
Clark, a fourth-round pick of the Jets in 2020 was officially placed on injured reserved after sustaining a spinal cord injury during training camp on Aug. 3. Thankfully, Clark avoided any serious injury and is expected to make a full recovery.
Clark was a five-year player who spent his entire collegiate career at Charlotte. He was selected to the first-team All-Conference USA roster in his final season. Clark broke Charlotte’s school record for the most games played in school history at 49.
Feel Bad for Cam Clarke, but it’s the prudent move for both player and the Jets.
Just hasn’t worked.