Jets Player Release

Jets release Dixon, claim two former Dolphins

Admin - September 1, 2012

In a rather surprising move the New York Jets released DE Marcus Dixon, who was with the team since 2010. The Gang Green also released TE Derick Epps, S Antonio Allen (7th round pick) and claimed WR Clyde Gates, NT Isaako Aaitui, and TE Konrad Reuland. The first two players are former Miami Dolphins, while Reuland was in camp with the 49ers. Reuland also attended Mission Viejo High School in California, where he was teammates with QB Mark Sanchez. So, the Gang Green have cut 4 out of their 8 this year's draft picks.

In addition to tweaking their roster, the Jets have also began filling out practice squad. Three players who were in camp with the team and cleared waivers have been re-signed to the practice squad.

Australian TE Hayden Smith, injured LB Ricky Sapp, and undrafted rookie CB Donnie Fletcher are all back with the Jets on the practice squad for the time being. RB Terrance Ganaway, who was drafted by the Gang Green in the 6th round and scored the only touchdown in preseason, has been claimed by the Rams.

Current practice squad:

OL P Cornick, LB M Dowtin, CB D Fletcher, WR R Pollard, LB R Sapp, TE H Smith, WR J White.