Adrian Colbert, NY Jets, Injury, Release, Contract, PFF Grade
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Adrian Colbert took over as a top safety after Lamarcus Joyner’s injury

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets have released safety Adrian Colbert.

A series of tweets from Colbert has appeared to confirm his metropolitan departure.

Colbert, 28, appeared in four games for the Jets and took over as a primary defender after Lamarcus Joyner‘s season-ending injury in Week 1. Over four games (three starts), Colbert earned 16 tackles. He was inactive for Sunday’s defeat against the Patriots, who waived Colbert as part of their final roster cuts in August.

Across his four appearances, Colbert averaged 39.8 defensive snaps per game and 10.8 special teams snaps per game. He played a season-high 97% of the Jets’ defensive snaps against the Patriots in Week 2, sandwiched between a 53% ratio in Week 1 and a 63% ratio in Week 3. He only played 26% against the Titans in Week 4 before exiting with a concussion.

An alum of Texas and Miami (FL), Colbert entered the league as a seventh-round draft pick of San Francisco’s in 2017. He has also appeared in regular-season games with Seattle, Miami, and the New York Giants.

With Colbert ousted upon the return of Marcus Maye, the Jets’ safety unit is rounded out by Ashtyn Davis and Sharrod Neasman on the active roster while Jarrod Wilson and Natrell Jamerson linger on the practice squad. Wilson has appeared in four games in green this year while Jamerson was added to the group on Oct. 6.

The Jets (1-5) return to action on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email:
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