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Jets Cut 18 Players on Their Way to 53-Player Active Roster

Green & White Must Move 18 More by 4 p.m. ET Saturday


The Jets have cut 18 players to get their roster down to 71 players on their way to reaching their NFL-mandated 53-man active roster by 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Their roster had been at 89 players for Thursday night's game at Philadelphia following the trade of QB Teddy Bridgewater to New Orleans.

Five of the players were veterans who were released, including WR Charles Johnson, G Gino Gradkowski, DL Kendall Reyes and LBs David Bass and Kevin Minter. Bass played in 13 games with the Jets last season.

The other 13 players were waived, including QB John Wolford, who got the majority of the offensive snaps at quarterback against the Eagles, and DL Xavier Cooper and LB Obum Gwacham, who played with the Jets last season.

Here are Friday's 18 player moves, grouped by position:

Player Position Experience Transaction
John Wolford QB R Waived
George Atkinson RB 3 Waived
Dimitri Flowers FB R Waived
Charles Johnson WR 5 Released
Alex Balducci G 1 Waived
Antonio Garcia T 2 Waived
Gino Gradkowski G 6 Released
Darius James T R Waived
Dakoda Shepley G R Waived
Xavier Cooper DL 4 Waived
Mych Thomas DL R Waived
Kendall Reyes DL 6 Released
David Bass LB 6 Released
Obum Gwacham LB 4 Waived
Kevin Minter LB 6 Released
Xavier Coleman CB 2 Waived
Kacy Rodgers II S 1 Waived
Terrell Sinkfield CB 1 Waived

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