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New York Jets: Roster Moves While Trade Deadline Looms

November 1st, 2012 at 3:03 PM
By Peter Schifani

While the New York Jets rest up and recover from the wounds issued to them by the Miami Dolphins during there bye week they have still been active in shaping the roster some more before they travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks in a 4:05 p.m. game on Sunday November 11th, Veterans Day. They released/waived running back Jonathan Grimes and defensive tackle Daniel Muir, plus let go of offensive tackle Dennis Landolt from the practice squad.

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So with the release of running back Jonathan Grimes and defensive tackle Daniel Muir, the Jets roster stands at 51. This could mean they plan to elevate one or more players of the remaining six on the practice squad, such as Ricky Sapp, to the 53 man roster. It could also mean that with the trade deadline having been moved back to today at 4 p.m. Eastern time that General Manager Mike Tannenbaum is looking to add another talent (or two) to shake up the roster. Now who or whom they Jets could add will be pure speculation, but if they add anyone with the talent for big plays on offense it can only help the team get back on track in the second half of the season. One name that was mentioned is wide receiver Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, and while he would certainly upgrade the receiving corps right away, but it is known he wants a new deal commensurate with his on-field contributions. Right now despite that the Jets have about eight million dollars in cap space available, they will need that money for a new deal for Darrelle Revis and anyone at the end of there deals, like Dustin Keller, if Keller should return in 2013, which we hope he does.

Since the Jets have decided to let loose Grimes and Muir, it would appear that Bilal Powell and Kenrick Ellis may be available for the second half starting with the aforementioned game in Seattle on the 11th. Hopefully the Jets will not sustain any more devastating injuries in the second half of the season and get more consistent play on all sides of the ball that can propel them to more victories. Also, whatever roster moves the Jets do make to fill both the regular roster and practice squad we will let you know here at Jets101 and you can discuss if the Jets are heading in the right direction or off the tracks.

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Tags: Bilal Powell, Dennis Landolt, Football, Kenrick Ellis, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Ricky Sapp

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