Friday, August 31, 2012
Jets cut seven, including Ganaway
By Rich Cimini
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets cut seven players Friday night to get down to the mandatory 53-man roster. The list included RB Terrance Ganaway, who scored their only touchdown of the preseason.
The other six cuts: OT Paul Cornick, DB Donnie Fletcher, WR Royce Pollard, LB Ricky Sapp, TE Hayden Smith and WR Jordan White. Fletcher, Sapp, Smith and White are strong practice-squad candidates.
There will be movement at the bottom of the roster over the weekend. For now, a few takeaways on the current 53:
They ended up cutting three of their eight draft picks -- Ganaway (sixth round), White (seventh) and OL Robert Griffin (sixth) ... The OL depth is better than a year ago ... Big NT Damon Harrison is the only undrafted rookie to make it this far ... They went very heavy on the DL and LB, with a total of 16 players ... The CB depth, beyond the top three, is suspect ... OT Dennis Landolt may not stick for long ... Dedrick Epps?
Here's the current 53-man roster (it will change over the next 48 hours):
Quarterback -- Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy.
Running back -- Shonn Greene, Bilal Powell, Joe McKnight, John Conner.
Wide receiver -- Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Patrick Turner, Chaz Schilens.
Tight end -- Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, Dedrick Epps.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Matt Slauson, Nick Mangold, Brandon Moore, Austin Howard, Jason Smith, Vladimir Ducasse, Caleb Schlauderaff, Dennis Landolt.
Defensive line -- Sione Pouha, Mike DeVito, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Marcus Dixon, Kenrick Ellis, Damon Harrison.
Linebacker -- David Harris, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Aaron Maybin, Garrett McIntyre, Josh Mauga, Demario Davis, Nick Bellore.
Secondary -- Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, LaRon Landry, Yeremiah Bell, Kyle Wilson, Eric Smith, Ellis Lankster, Josh Bush, Antonio Allen, Isaiah Trufant.
Specialists -- Nick Folk, T.J. Conley, Tanner Purdum.