Morning Stream: Big Purge Is Looming

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Morning Stream: Big Purge Is Looming

Later today, by 4pm to be precise, all NFL teams will be required to cut down their rosters sizes to 75 players. Then, the really big purge will come on September 5th, when all teams will be required to trim their rosters down to 53 players. The New York Jets currently have 75 players on their roster, so don't expect any cuts today. 22 players, however, will be gone before this week is over.

Yesterday head coach Rex Ryan basically confirmed that undrafted free agent LB Jamaal Westerman had locked a roster spot.

DE Mike DeVito, who suffered a hamstring injury against the Giants, will be held out Thursday against the Eagles but could play if it were a regular season game. DeVito said that he will definitely play against the Texans in Week 1.

Starters are expected to play just one series against Philadelphia, but suspended LB Calvin Pace will play more as he needs to get more work before starting to serve his 4-game suspension.

RB Shonn Greene returned to practice yesterday, but it's not certain whether he's going to play against the Eagles.

Tags: calvin pace, shonn greene, jamaal westerman, mike devito


  • MrElectric29 – 09/01/2009 11:56:12 am

    I wonder if any other UDFAs will make the 53 man roster? Emanuel Cook has all the talent in the world, but it's looking more and more like he'll be a member of the practice squad.

  • Mambo9 – 09/01/2009 12:12:30 pm

    I like Cook too but with all the praise Smith got from Ryan and with Ihedigbo playing well I just don't see him making the final 53... next year though with Smith's contract exprinig I can see him making the team.

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