A lot of interesting tidbits in the last few days as we are now less than a week away from the season. The biggest news is the return of Tony Richardson after a two-day vacation. The Jets released him late Sunday night despite Hard Knocks showing Rex Ryan calling T-Rich a lock to make the team. However, it was just so the Jets had an extra day or two to decide who to release to make room for Darrelle Revis. Richardson did not have to clear waivers, so the Jets could bring him back anytime, and yesterday, they did.
*The practice squad is slowly being announced. It's still a fluid situation, especially with the recent release of Brian Jackson, whom the Jets will probably try to bring back once he clears waivers. While there were reports of Arizona's 2nd round pick last year Cody Brown being signed onto the practice squad, according to Jenny Vrentas, here is the current practice squad roster.
Practice squad last updated 7:12 PM. Warren and Foley cut. LB Cody Brown added. WR Patrick Turner, who was waived about 2 hours ago, is expected to be added.
LB Josh Mauga
C Robby Felix
DE Jarron Gilbert
NT Martin Tevaseu
WR/KR Larry Taylor
RB Chauncey Washington
LB Cody Brown
Warren and Mauga suffered concussions and missed a lot of training camp, but must have shown enough when they were healthy to earn a second chance. Warren, in particular, garnered mini-camp hype but he never had the chance to prove it on the field. Gilbert was a JetsDaily draft favorite last season who was miscast in the 4-3 in Chicago where the team had him lose 18 pounds and he struggled last season. Tevaseu is an intriguing nose tackle at 6-2, 340 pounds, and he could be a nice developmental prospect.
Foley, the former CFL star, was signed a week ago and promptly released a few days later. Taylor is purely a return man at his size (5-6, 177), but he showed enough in camp and preseason to keep around. Felix bounced around the Ravens and the UFL, but he was the most impressive undrafted lineman the Jets brought in. Finally, Washington ran hard all training camp and preseason, showed good power both running the ball and hitting people on special teams. He actually made the final roster but was let go to bring in OT Patrick Brown from waivers. If one of the Jets' runningbacks gets hurt, Washington will likely be promoted.
By the way, here is your complete Jets' roster right now. The Darrelle Revis exemption is still in effect, so one of these players will be let go soon.
QB: Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Kellen Clemens
HB: Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson, Danny Woodhead, Joe McKnight
FB: Tony Richardson, John Conner
WR: Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, Brad Smith, Patrick Turner
TE: Dustin Keller, Ben Hartsock, Matthew Mulligan, Jeff Cumberland
OL: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold, Brandon Moore, Damien Woody, Matt Slauson, Vladimir Ducasse, Wayne Hunter, Robert Turner, Patrick Brown
DL: Shaun Ellis, Kris Jenkins, Sione Pouha, Mike DeVito, Matt Kroul, Vernon Gholston, Marcus Dixon
LB: David Harris, Bart Scott, Bryan Thomas, Jason Taylor, Jamaal Westerman, Lance Laury, Kenwin Cummings, Calvin Pace
CB: Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Dwight Lowery, Drew Coleman, Marquice Cole
S: Brodney Pool, Jim Leonhard, Eric Smith, James Ihedigbo
P: Steve Weatherford
K: Nick Folk
LS: Tanner Purdum
*WR Santonio Holmes and QB Erik Ainge do not count towards the 53-man roster.