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New York Jets Re-Sign Eight Players to Practice Squad, Claim Three on Waivers

Following the NFL‘s mandatory roster cuts on Friday, the New York Jets wasted little time scouring the waiver wire, shuffling around a few spots on their 53-man roster.

The Jets were awarded claims on three players Saturday: wide receiver Clyde Gates, nose tackle Isaako Aaitui, and tight end Konrad Reuland.

Gates and Aaitui are both former Miami Dolphins, while Reuland was in camp with the San Francisco 49ers. Reuland also attended Mission Viejo High School in California, where he was teammates with Mark Sanchez.

To make room for them on the 53-man roster, defensive lineman Marcus Dixon, safety Antonio Allen and tight end Dedrick Epps have been cut.

Dixon was thought to be safe and expected to be a big part of the Jets’ defensive line rotation this year, but undrafted rookie Damon Harrison apparently impressed the coaches more.

Allen, a 2012 seventh-round pick out of South Carolina, is the fourth draft pick of the Jets’ eight-player rookie class that did not make the 53-man roster.

Fellow seventh-round pick Jordan White was also cut, as were running back Terrance Ganaway and offensive linemen Robert T. Griffin, former college teammates who were taken with back-to-back picks in the sixth round.

White and Allen, however, were re-signed to the Jets’ practice squad this weekend, so only Ganaway and Griffin are no longer with the team.

The Jets were planning on re-signing Ganaway to their practice squad, but he has been claimed by the St. Louis Rams and will join their 53-man active roster instead.

The Jets current eight-man practice squad, as of Wednesday, September 5, is as follows:

  • WR Jordan White
  • TE Hayden Smith
  • LB Ricky Sapp CB LeQuan Lewis
  • CB Donnie Fletcher
  • OL Paul Cornick
  • LB Marcus Dowtin
  • WR Royce Pollard
  • S Antonio Allen

The Jets’ 53-man roster and practice squad are set. For now, that is. In the NFL, things are never quite set in stone.

Update: Wednesday afternoon, the Jets have released Ricky Sapp and signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis to the practice squad.


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