A year soon after obtaining reduce by the Giants, quarterback Davis Webb was reduce by the Jets on Saturday.
Webb, the Giants’ third-round choose in 2017, was amongst the cuts the Jets created to get their roster down to 53 players. The Jets also reduce Luke Falk, which means they are going into the season with just two quarterbacks on their roster — Sam Darnold and Trevor Siemian.
Webb was a surprise reduce by the Giants final year, but the Jets letting him go was not a surprise. He spent final season primarily on the practice squad, but he did see some time on the active roster in the second half of the season. He did not have a great education camp and threw 4 interceptions in the preseason games, ending any hopes he had of producing the roster.
The Jets’ initial cuts had only a single important surprise — 2019 third-round choose linebacker Jachai Polite. The rest went fairly substantially as anticipated, although there will be far more cuts on Sunday as the Jets claim players off waivers who had been reduce by other teams this weekend.
They are nevertheless looking for a kicker, and a single exciting name shook cost-free on Saturday. The Vikings reduce kicker Kaare Vedvik, who they traded a fifth-round choose to the Ravens for two weeks ago. The Jets had been interested in Vedvik when he was on the Ravens, so he is a probable target. Vedvik went 1-for-four on field ambitions in two preseason games for the Vikings.
For now, Taylor Bertolet remains on the roster as the Jets kicker, but it would be surprising if he is the a single handling the kicking duties on Sept. eight when the Jets open the season against the Bills.
The Jets also traded cornerback Parry Nickerson to the Seahawks in exchange for a 2021 conditional draft choose. Nickerson was a single of 4 draft picks by former GM Mike Maccagnan to be sent packing this weekend — along with Polite, operating back Elijah McGuire and wide receiver Charone Peake.
An additional region of have to have the Jets most likely will address is cornerback. They ended up maintaining 5 on the roster — with Trumaine Johnson, Darryl Roberts, Brian Poole, Nate Hairston and Arthur Maulet producing it for now. That will be a different position that is in flux for the subsequent couple of days.
Peake was a single of two cuts at wide receiver that was mildly surprising. The group also reduce Deontay Burnett, who played nicely final year and had a sturdy camp. They kept just 5 receivers, with Josh Bellamy and Greg Dortch as the backups to Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Jamison Crowder.
Dortch, who is anticipated to be the team’s punt returner, is a single of two undrafted cost-free agents to make the initial 53. They also kept defensive lineman Kyle Phillips, who had a sturdy game Thursday against the Eagles.
Tight finish Eric Tomlinson, who began 29 games more than the previous 3 years with the Jets, was also released.