9/1/12: The Jets made some waves on the waiver wire
per Connor Orr of NJ.com:
The Jets claimed TE Konrad Reuland from the 49ers, WR Clyde Gates and DT Isaako Aaitui from the Dolphins.
To make room, DE Marcus Dixon was released by the team, per his agent, and S Antonio Allen was waived, per Jenny Ventras of NJ.com. Both of these cuts come as a bit of a surprise, as Dixon was a solid rotational player last year and Allen had a very strong camp. Allen would assume to be a high priority for the practice squad, but he ha enough talent to warrant considerable attention from other teams.
8/29/12: The Jets released CB Ryan Steed, per Live 5 News. Steed struggled to stay healthy, and the Jets probably made an injury settlement with him. A small-school prospect with plenty of upside, he had a chance of making the team if he had stayed healthy.
8/28/12: The Jets claimed punter Spencer Lanning off waivers (per ESPN), who lost a competition with former Jet Reggie Hodges of the Browns. The Jets needed to add competition for Conley, who has been wildly inconsistent this preseason.
8/27/12: The New York Jets released kicker Josh Brown, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News. This makes Nick Folk the winner of what has been a fierce kicking competition in Jets camp.
The Jets also released linebacker Demario Ambrose, according to Jake Steinberg of the Jets Blog. Ambrose had little chance to make the roster in the first place with so many other players ahead of him.
Just before midnight, the Jets traded Wayne Hunter for Jason Smith of the Rams.
8/25/12: The Jets released seven players just a day before the third preseason game. G Terrance Campbell, LS Derek Chard, DT Matt Hardison, WR Dexter Jackson, CB LeQuan Lewis, S Marcus Lott and WR Raymond Webber, were all waived (via Jenny Ventras of the Star-Ledger).
The roster is now down to 80 players. These guys had no realistic chance of making the team, to the Jets are probably doing them a favor by letting them know now rather than waste their time.
8/20/12: The Jets released OT Stephon Heyer, according to ProFootballTalk. This is certainly an interesting move, as one would think the Jets would be collecting all of the tackle talent they can find, not cutting bait with valuable depth.
8/8/12: The New York Jets have waived RB John Griffin and have claimed RB Jeremy Stewart off waivers, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News. Griffin looked decent in minicamp, but a recent injury left the Jets impatient.
8/6/12: The New York Jets waived WRs Scotty McKnight and DaMarcus Ganaway, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Ganaway was dealing with injuries that prevented him from even having a chance in the tight receiver competition, while McKnight was simply not special enough to warrant keeping around.
8/2/12: The New York Jets added a plethora of receivers, including Wes Kemp of Missouri, Chris Forcier Furman and S Marcus Lott, according to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. With so many receivers down with injury and leftover spots on the roster, the Jets are simply adding camp bodies.
8/1/12: The New York Jets released safety Tracy Wilson, the team announced. Wilson had virtually no chance of making the squad because of the drafted players and free agents ahead of him. The Jets are doing him a favor by letting him possibly get picked up by another team.
7/30/12: The New York Jets made their first camp cut with CB Royce Adams, who suffered a knee injury in camp, as TheJetsBlog's Jake Steinberg reports. The release appears to be strictly injury-related, so if he heals up, he could potentially be back with the team.
7/23/12: The New York Jets made a trade for former Panthers offensive tackle Jeff Otah in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice. Otah, a former first-round selection who has played in just four games over the past two years due to injuries, needs to pass a physical by July 31 or else the trade will be voided. If Otah passes, the Jets could have found themselves a talented player at a need position.
6/28/12: The New York Jets released OT Ray Willis, who was signed to compete with Stephon Heyer and Vladimir Ducasse for a backup tackle position.