In a rather expected move the New York Jets cut CB Dimitri Patterson who was recently suspended by the team for going AWOL for 48 hours. Patterson, 31, was signed by the Gang Green as a free agent earlier this year. He played in the first two preseason games but then disappeared before the game against the Giants.
The New York Jets suspended CB Dimitri Patterson indefinitely for going AWOL for 48 hours and missing last preseason game against the New York Giants. Patterson joined the Gang Green this summer as a free agent. The team signed him to a 1-year $3M contract to replace departed CB Antonio Cromartie in the starting lineup.
The New York Jets released seven players, as they began trimming their roster down to the league's 75-player limit. The Gang Green released two kickers, PK Andrew Furney and PK Jacob Schum, leaving PK Nick Folk as the only kicker on the roster. RB Michael Smith, OL Bruce Campbell, OL Patrick Ford, and OL Markus Zusevics did not make the squad on the offense, while LB Steele Divitto was the only defensive player who got cut.
The New York Jets have announced that they signed S Calvin Pryor, their first round pick, to a 4-year rookie contract. He became the Gang Green's 11th draft selection to sign a contract. Third round pick, CB Dexter McDougle, remains the only unsigned Jets' draft pick.
The Jets might have reached in round three of the 2014 Draft as they selected CB Dexter McDougle from Maryland, whom most draft websites expected to be picked somewhere in the sixth round. McDougle, 5'10", 196 lbs, missed most of last season, breaking two of his knuckles in a freak practice injury. He was also excluded for medical reasons from the NFL Scouting Combine.