The Jets on Sunday waived four players, to make room for the four players the organization claimed on waivers Sunday, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The released players: cornerback Dexter McDougle, safety Ronald Martin, running back Dominique Williams, and running back Khiry Robinson.
The biggest surprise was Robinson, a free agent signing this offseason who seemed to have established himself as the Jets’ No. 3 running back.
McDougle, Martin, and Williams were not surprising departures.
Robinson was waived with an injury designation, due to a broken right leg. He sustained a season-ending broken right leg last year. Robinson broke his leg again in Thursday’s preseason finale at the Eagles, according to a league source. Robinson had spent this summer working his way back from last year’s injury.
All four of Sunday’s released players made the Jets’ initial 53-man roster on Saturday. But that roster is fluid every year, due to Sunday’s waiver claims of cut players.
The Jets’ waiver claims Sunday were tight end Braedon Bowman (Jaguars), tight end Brian Parker (Chiefs), running back Troymaine Pope (Seahawks), and cornerback Darryl Roberts (Patriots).