New York Jets – Revisiting The “Rex-odus”

The New York Jets have made wise decisions on who to let walk from their roster

In the off-season the New York Jets were slammed for their “Rex-odus” of free agents. Lost in the criticism of all the veterans they let walk was the fact that nearly every decision was a wise one, which the numbers through nine games this season bear out. Beyond that, there had been some outrage when the Jets cut ties with a handful of players on their roster earlier this year…again nearly every decision was a wise one. Need proof? Have a look:

Safety LaRon Landry – Missed 4 out of 10 games so far for the Colts. Zero sacks. Zero forced fumbles. Zero interceptions. 1 pass defensed.

Running Back Shonn Greene – Missed 5 out of 10 games so for the Titans. 26 carries for 90 yards at 3.5 yards per carry.

Guard Brandon Moore – Retired after backing away from interest from the Dallas Cowboys.

Safety Eric Smith – Unsigned.

Safety Yeremiah Bell – 44 tackles. 1 INT. 1 sack in 9 games for the Cardinals.

Defensive Tackle Sione Pouha – Unsigned.

Defensive End Mike DeVito – 20 tackles in 9 games for the Chiefs.

Tight End Dustin Keller – Tore ACL in pre-season.

Wide Receivers Jason Hill – Mardy Gilyard – Braylon Edwards – Chaz Schilens – All unsigned.

Guard Matt Slauson – Starting at Guard for Chicago Bears.

Quarterback (?) Tim Tebow – Unsigned.

Running Back Joe McKnight – Unsigned.

Tight End Hayden Smith – Unsigned.

Linebacker Bart Scott – Unsigned. Retired.

Linebacker Bryan Thomas – Unsigned. Retired.

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports