Jets trim roster to 75

New York Jets wide receiver Jacoby Ford during

New York Jets wide receiver Jacoby Ford during training camp in Cortland, N.Y., Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Credit: Hans Pennink)

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The Jets cut their roster down to 75 well in advance of Tuesday’s deadline.

The team released six additional players on Sunday: cornerback Ras-I Dowling, wide receivers Jacoby Ford and Michael Campbell, fullback Chad Young, tight end Colin Anderson and defensive end Anthony Grady.

NFL teams have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to trim their rosters to 75, but Jets general manager John Idzik didn’t waste any time.

Dowling, a former second-round pick of the Patriots, missed some time in training camp due to injury and was used primarily on special teams during the preseason. He also spent time on the Jets’ practice squad last year.

Ford caught three passes for 19 yards in the Jets’ first preseason game against the Colts. But despite his exceptional speed, it appears the organization feels more comfortable (at least for now) with Clyde Gates and Saalim Hakim as their return men.

On Saturday, the Jets trimmed their roster to 81 by cutting the following seven players: Bruce Campbell, Steele Divitto, Patrick Ford, Andrew Furney, Jacob Schum, Michael Smith and Markus Zusevics.

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