Who will be part of the Jets’ final roster purge?
The New York Jets and the rest of their NFL brethren will slice their rosters to 53 men by Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, necessitating drastic roster cutdowns after the final preseason contests were staged on Sunday. While cutdowns will reach the mandated regular season 53, they’ll by no means serve as the official opening day rosters, as Tuesday’s non-stop movement will likely lead to new destinations for certain players.
Keep track of all the green departures here. (Confirmed by team unless otherwise noted)
EDGE Bradlee Anae
Anae shined with a strip-scoop-and-score in a preseason game against Atlanta but had a tough road to a roster spot with New York’s deep group of edge rushers. (Tom Pelissero)
FB Nick Bawden (Short-term IR)
Bawden, who previously dealt with lower-body issues in his prior stop in Detroit, was the only one involved in Tuesday’s transactions that was not released and instead placed on short-term injured reserve.
WR Tarik Black
Black made his NFL debut in the Jets’ most recent season finale in Buffalo, earning a 10-yard reception in the 27-10 defeat.
WR Irvin Charles
The Sicklerville, NJ native put up 27 yards on four preseason receptions after his college career at Penn State and Indiana (PA).
RB Tevin Coleman
Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of the Jets’ batch, the two-time Super Bowl competitor and Robert Saleh’s fellow Bay Area transplant had only five carries in three preseason games and struggled to get into a rhythm thanks to injuries last season. (Jeremy Fowler)
CB Isaiah Dunn
Dunn, a 2021 undrafted free agent out of Oregon State, showed flashes in limited reps for the Jets during the 2021 season. A deep cornerback room in 2022 made it difficult for him to crack the roster. (Aaron Wilson)
OT Chuma Edoga
Edoga, who started 12 games over the last three seasons, was previously rumored to be a target of the Dallas Cowboys.
OL Chris Glaser
Glaser, formerly of Kansas City, had been with the team since Aug. 9
CB Javelin Guidry
Guidry partook in 26 games as a Jet over the last two seasons (including all 17 last season) and notably forced four fumbles during his rookie campaign. (Ian Rapoport)
LB Marcell Harris
A former Robert Saleh disciple from San Francisco, Harris was in the midst of his second season in a transition from strong safety.
OL Grant Hermanns
Hermanns joined the team as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue last season but did not appear in any games.
WR Calvin Jackson Jr.
Jackson left his mark on the Jets’ annual preseason get-togethers with the Giants and Eagles, scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of each contest. (Mike Kaye)
OT Conor McDermott
Having appeared in 28 Jets games over the last three seasons, McDermott will likely maintain a permanent spot in Jets lore for his tackle-eligible touchdown in last Halloween’s Mike White showcase.
LB Hamsah Nasirildeen
Another sophomore departure, the fourth-rounder from the sixth round had 14 tackles over three preseason games.
RB La’Mical Perine
The brutality of the Jets’ 2020 draft class endures yet another casualty, as there was no denying that the fourth-rounder Perine (13 carries, 60 yards, 1 touchdown in three contests) faced an uphill battle with Breece Hall in tow. (Brian Costello)
S Will Parks
Parks became a bit of a fan favorite after signing with the team in December but it appears the Jets have instead taken a liking to Ashtyn Davis and/or a released party from abroad to be named later. (Zack Rosenblatt)
LB Del’Shawn Phillips
Phillips aimed to make the roster through his contributions on special teams. (Aaron Wilson)
S Jason Pinnock
Pinnock, who appeared in 12 games last season, becomes the first casualty of the Jets’ 2021 draft class after earning 16 tackles and two forced fumbles in his debut campaign. (Aaron Wilson)
QB Chris Streveler
Streveler became one of the NFL’s most prominent preseason heroes with a stellar statline that featured five touchdown throws, a 124.0 passer rating, and three comeback victories that allowed the Jets to stand as one of six teams with a flawless summer. (Adam Schefter)
DT Tanzel Smart
Tanzel Smart stood out in the 2021 preseason before landing on the Jets’ practice squad. Smart enjoyed another strong preseason in 2022 that featured eight tackles and nine pressures, but it appears the Jets plan to again stash him on the practice squad if he clears waivers. (Aaron Wilson)
LB DQ Thomas
The sack master from Middle Tennessee could replicate his backfield invading powers with the Jets, earning 12 tackles and no quarterback takedowns.
CB Rachad Wildgoose
Wildgoose led the Jets with 11 preseason solo tackles after coming over from Buffalo’s practice squad last season.
TE Trevon Wesco
Wesco, a fourth-round pick from 2019, failed to establish himself in a crowded tight end room, ending a New York career that included an abandoned experiment at fullback.
TE Kenny Yeboah
An undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss in 2021, Yeboah appeared in nine games as a rookie, catching two passes for 36 yards. (Brian Costello)
EDGE Jabari Zuniga (Waived)
Yet another loss from the cursed 2020 draft class, the third-rounder Zuniga appeared in only eight games in green.