The New York Jets have waived center Colin Baxter from the active roster and released offensive lineman Matt Kroul from the practice squad. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Baxter (6'3", 310) was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 4 after originally entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent July 27. He started two of the three games he played for the Jets this season in place of injured C Nick Mangold.
Kroul (6'3", 300) was signed to the practice squad Sept. 4 after being waived a day earlier. After the 2010 season, the former defensive tackle was signed to a reserve/future contract Jan. 26. He spent the first 15 weeks of 2010 on the Jets' active roster, seeing action in six games and recording two tackles.
Kroul originally joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent May 1, 2009, and spent the season as a member of the practice squad.