The New York Jets have waived TE Joe Kowalewski and FB Stacy Tutt. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Kowalewski (6'4", 250) signed as an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse on May 15, 2006, after attending a rookie minicamp as a tryout player. In 13 NFL games, with two starts, Kowalewski recorded 18 yards and one touchdown on five receptions. He spent the entire 2006 season as a member of the Jets' practice squad.
Tutt (6'1", 233) played in nine games and recorded seven special team tackles in 2007 before being placed on injured reserve Nov. 17. Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Richmond on May 12, 2006, he spent the first 13 games of the 2006 season on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on Dec. 16, 2006 and contributing on offense and special teams in two games as a rookie.