NFL Roster Cuts: New York Jets Cut Veteran Kicker Josh Brown, Nick Folk Wins Placekicking Job
The first wave of NFL roster cuts are coming in, and the New York Jets have announced that veteran placekicker Josh Brown has been let go, which means Nick Folk has won the placekicking job again this season.
Brown spent the last four seasons with the St. Louis Rams before latching on with the Jets this preseason, where he failed to impress against the incumbent Nick Folk, who will enter his third season as Jets kicker.
The Jets previously got down to 80 players on Saturday when they cut WR’s Dexter Jackson and Raymond Webber, G Terrence Campbell, LS Derek Chard, DT Matt Hardison, CB LeQuan Lewis, and S Marcus Lott.
The Jets still need to make a few more roster cuts before the 4pm Monday deadline to get down to 75 players. This post will be continuously updated throughout the day as word of more moves are made.
Keep in mind, the Jets may not just be cutting down the roster. They might be looking for new additions as well, as other teams part ways with positions of need for the Jets, such as tight end or offensive tackle.
In any event, the Jets’ roster will need to be at no more than 75 by 4pm this afternoon. Keep refreshing this page as news of other roster cuts and related moves come in.
Update: The Jets have released linebacker Damario Ambrose and placed tight end Josh Baker on the injured reserve.
Update: The Jets have also cut ties with wide receivers Stanley Arukwe and Wes Kemp and running back Jeremy Stewart. This, along with the Baker move, puts the Jets at 74 active players.