The New York Jets have released veteran running back Tevin Coleman, cutting down the runningback room to Michael Carter, Breece Hall, and Ty Johnson. The draft capital invested in Hall made it clear from the jump that there were gonna be some cuts out of the backfield. Coleman was one of the pieces that came over from the 49ers when head coach Robert Saleh got the job in New York. They also cut running back La’Mical Perine, a fourth-round pick from 2020, a further move towards quality over quantity at the position.
The Jets have also released tight end Kenny Yeboah, who had some really positive moments in the Jets’ final preseason clash against the New York Giants. Same as the runningbacks, the Tight End room was limited in space entering the preseason and looks to stay that way. C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, and Ohio State rookie Jeremy Ruckert are to get a spot behind with that much depth in the room.
The tough decisions will continue to come out as the day goes on. There are two main wildcards to look out for. Denzel Mims has requested a trade, and the Jets have the decision to either cut him to make room on the roster or keep him and be patient with how his market unfolds.
Ashtyn Davis at safety could also be someone to look out for as a last-minute decision. With the addition of Jordan Whitehead and a strong safety class coming up in 2023, it’s clear that Davis is not part of the Jets’ long-term solution at safety.