The Jets placed QB Greg McElroy, who suffered a thumb injury in the preseason finale against the Eagles, on the injured reserved list ending his rookie season. They also cut LB Aaron Maybin, CB Isaiah Trufant and NT Martin Tevaseu, creating roster space for the four players they claimed off waivers.
The claimed players are QB Kevin O'Connell, C Colin Baxter, S Andrew Sendejo and WR Mardy Gilyard.
O'Connell, 26, who spent last season on the Jets roster, was cut by the Miami Dolphins. He will serve as #3 QB in place of injured McElroy.
Baxter, 24, is an undrafted rookie who was let go by the Chargers. He will back up C Nick Mangold.
Sendejo, 23, was cut by the Cowboys. He played the 2010 season in the UFL.
Gilyard, 24, was drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 Draft by the Rams. He caught 6 passes for 63 yards in the rookie season and also averaged 22.3 yards on kickoff returns.