New York Jets: Week 9 Roster Moves Heading into the Bye

Adam Waksman@@AdamWaksmanCorrespondent IIINovember 1, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets tries to break tackle of  Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills  during their season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets (3-5) have their bye this week and have already gotten busy making a few roster moves in preparation of their next game in Seattle.


Running Back

Undrafted rookie Jonathan Grimes was released from the active roster and immediately picked up by the Houston Texans, for whom he played in the preseason. This means that the Jets expect backup running back Bilal Powell—who Grimes replaced—to return from injury before the next game.

Grimes was an extremely successful college athlete. Last year, he led the nation in all-purpose yards. In his 48 college starts, he averaged 94 yards per game on five yards per carry. He also scored 41 touchdowns (34 rushing, seven receiving) and threw for one touchdown.

He has not yet been given significant snaps in the NFL.


Nose Tackle

The nose tackle spot has been depleted this season, with two key players—Sione Pouha and Kenrick Ellis—being injured. Daniel Muir—the Jets' stopgap at nose tackle—was waived. This means that Ellis—suffering from a sprained MCL—is expected to return for the next game.

No news is out yet on Pouha, who has dealt with a back injury all season long. Jets fans should hope that their best remaining defensive player can get healthy and return to his 2011 form.



Finally, there is one roster move that some fans hope for but will not get to see. Rumors were thrown around about Tim Tebow being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but those rumors have been shot down.

All signs point to the Jets staying the course for the rest of this season at quarterback, with Mark Sanchez as the starter, Tebow as a utility player and Greg McElroy remaining inactive.


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