The New York Jets were active on the waiver wire on Sunday, claiming four players and subsequently cutting four.
Gang Green claimed a pair of tight ends from waivers, Braedon Bowman and Brian Parker, from the Jaguars and Chiefs respectively. They also acquired running back Troymaine Pope from the Seahawks and cornerback Darryl Roberts from the Patriots.
Since they had to clear four roster spots, the Jets waived a pair of running backs, Khiry Robinson and Dominique Williams, and a pair of defensive backs, Dexter McDougle and Ronald Martin.
Robinson is the only big surprise of the group, as the former Saint signed as a third-string running back in the offseason. This leaves Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, and Pope, an undrafted free agent, as the only three running backs on the roster.
Update: Per Connor Hughes of NJ Advance Media, Robinson was cut because he suffered a broken leg in the Jets’ preseason finale against the Eagles. He will clear waivers and re-join the Jets on injured reserve.
The cuts of McDougle and Martin also leave the Jets quite thin in the secondary. One day after they cut Dee Milliner, the Jets are only carrying five cornerbacks (Darrelle Revis, Marcus Williams, Buster Skrine, Juston Burris, and Roberts) and three safeties (Calvin Pryor, Marcus Gilchrist, and Rontez Miles).
Jets name six players to their practice squad
In related news, New York has started building its 10-member practice squad. The team announced it has signed the following players to its practice squad:
- WR Myles White (ex-Giant)
- G Craig Watts
- DL Claude Pelon
- LB Freddie Bishop
- CB Bryson Keeton
- S Doug Middleton
UPDATE: Jets release final four players
- CB Dexter McDougle
- S Ronald Martin
- RB Dominique Williams
- RB Raheem Morris (ex-Brown)