After Sunday’s victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the New York Jets made several roster moves: the team re-signed QB Brady Quinn, and WR Ben Obomanu, and released LB Danny Lansanah and LB Scott Solomon.
Quinn was signed a week prior to the season opener as insurance when Mark Sanchez’s shoulder injury appeared to be more serious than the Jets first thought. However, to avoid paying Quinn a guaranteed salary, the veteran was released on Saturday; any player on an NFL roster on week one is guaranteed their salary for the season. By re-signing him after week one the Jets will not have to pay Quinn for the full season if he is released at a later date. It’s a savvy business move by the Jets who hope Sanchez — who has a guaranteed $8 million salary — will return at some point this season. Quinn has gone 4-16 in 20 career starts with the Browns, Broncos and Chiefs. He holds a 53.9 completion percentage and has a 12:17 TD-to-INT ratio.
The Jets also re-signed WR Ben Obomanu, who was with the team throughout pre-season and training camp. Obomanu was signed to replace Jeremy Kerley, who suffered a concussion last weekend against Tampa Bay. Kerley was injured after he was on the receiving end of an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit by Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson. Kerley returned to the game, but continued to experience symptoms on Monday, prompting the Jets to hold him out of practice and rule him out of Thursday’s game in New England. Obomanu was with the Jets throughout camp and therefore provides them with depth heading into the game against the Patriots. Obomanu spent the last six seasons in Seattle and has 87 career receptions for 1,209 yards with seven touchdowns.
To make room on the roster for the two players the Jets released LB Danny Lansanah and LB Scott Solomon.