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3 of NY Jets’ roster cuts are heading to new teams

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The New York Jets have seen 3 of their roster cuts join new teams so far

The New York Jets announced the signing of 10 players to their practice squad at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon. As of the same time, the Jets have seen three of their roster cuts move on to new teams.

Two Jets players were claimed off waivers: offensive lineman Trystan Colon and linebacker Claudin Cherelus. Colon was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals while Cherelus was claimed by the Carolina Panthers.

Former Jets running back Zonovan Knight cleared waivers, but he soon signed with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.

Colon, 25, is a fourth-year interior offensive lineman who spent his first three years with the Baltimore Ravens. He offers center/guard versatility. Colon played well for the Jets in the preseason while logging a total of 107 snaps, including at least 30 snaps at each of the three interior positions.

Cherelus, 24, is an undrafted rookie from Alcorn State. He played 68 defensive snaps for the Jets over three preseason games, making five tackles.

Knight was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State in 2022. He played seven games in the regular season, including four starts. Knight elevated to the Jets’ RB1 role by the end of the season due to Breece Hall’s injury and Michael Carter’s underwhelming performance.

In 2023, Knight entered training camp with a chance to compete for the Jets’ RB2 role behind Hall once the latter returned. Prior to Hall’s return, Knight and Carter were splitting RB1 reps.

However, the return of Hall and the late signing of Dalvin Cook (along with the selection of Israel Abanikanda in the fifth round) left Knight competing with Carter for one roster spot. Knight put forth a disappointing preseason while Carter performed well, leaving Knight as the odd man out.

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