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Jets Release 14 Players

The Jets released 14 players today to begin the process of reducing their active roster to 75 players by the NFL's Tuesday 4 p.m. ET deadline.

The players released include RB-KR Joe McKnight, the Jets' fourth-round draft choice in 2010, plus three veteran free agents — G Stephen Peterman, S Bret Lockett and S Donnie Fletcher. Four first-year players and six rookies were also released.

The released players by position:

RB — Joe McKnight, Chad Spann

OL — Patrick Ford, Trey Gilleo, Stephen Peterman

WR — Joe Collins, Marcus Rucker, K.J. Stroud, Rahsaan Vaughn

LB — Sean Progar-Jackson

DB — Donnie Fletcher, Bret Lockett

ST — P Ryan Quigley, LS Patrick Scales

After Tuesday, the deadline for the NFL's mandatory cutdown to 53 players is Saturday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. ET.

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