Jets Move 22 to Reduce Roster to 53 Players

Posted Sep 5, 2015

LBs Babin & Mays, QBs Flynn & Johnson, WRs Owusu, Evans & Powell Among 19 Released

The New York Jets today have released 19 players in the process of reducing their roster from 75 to the NFL's 53-player maximum ahead of today's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

Among the releases are veteran linebackers Jason Babin and Joe Mays and eighth-year quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson.

Also, defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (four games) and offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (one game) will begin their NFL suspensions today at 4 p.m. And running back Stevan Ridley will begin the season on on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Here are the 22 transactions as the Jets got to their 53-man roster:


Shaquelle Evans

Chris Owusu

Walt Powell


Arthur Lynch

Wes Saxton


Daryl Richardson

Stevan Ridley (PUP)


Julian Howsare


Matt Flynn

Josh Johnson


Charles Brown

Wes Johnson

Oday Aboushi (suspension)


Ronald Talley

Jordan Williams

Sheldon Richardson (suspension)


Jason Babin

Deion Barnes

Taiwan Jones

Joe Mays


Keon Lyn


Durell Eskridge

All NFL teams can start to assemble 10-player practice squads Sunday afternoon.


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