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Jets announce official roster cuts

Jets quarterback Greg McElroy looks on during training

Jets quarterback Greg McElroy looks on during training camp. (Aug. 11, 2013) (Credit: Hans Pennink)

***Updated @ 8:25p***

The Jets finally announced their cuts Saturday night -- slashing their roster from 75 to 53. There were a few surprises: all seven of their draft picks made the cut...the team decided to keep four quarterbacks -- including the newly-signed Graham Harrell...and the Jets chose to part ways with recently-signed OL Jason Smith, a former second-round draft pick (it was the right call, I just didn't think they'd do it).

Here's a full position breakdown: four QB, four RBs, five WRs, three TEs, nine O-lineman, five D-lineman, 10 linebackers, 10 defensive backs and three special teamers.

QUARTERBACKS
Mark Sanchez
Geno Smith
*Greg McElroy – released with an injury
Matt Simms

OFFENSIVE LINE
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Nick Mangold
Willie Colon
Austin Howard
*Jason Smith - released
Vladimir Ducasse
Brian Winters
Caleb Schlauderaff
Oday Aboushi
*J.B. Shugarts - released
William Campbell
*Erik Cook – released

WIDE RECEIVERS
Santonio Holmes
Stephen Hill
Jeremy Kerley
Clyde Gates
Ryan Spadola 
*Zach Rogers - released
*Mohamed Massaquoi - released
*Ben Obamanu - released
*Michael Campbell - released

RUNNING BACKS
Mike Goodson (he goes from the active/non-football injury list to the reserve/suspended -- so he won't count against the active roster for first four weeks)
Chris Ivory
Bilal Powell
Kahlil Bell
*Mossis Madu – released (He reached an injury settlement with team due to a “mild concussion,” per source)

TIGHT ENDS
Jeff Cumberland
Kellen Winslow
Konrad Reuland
*Chris Pantale – released (He'll end up on the practice squad if he clears waivers, according to a source)

DEFENSIVE LINE
Muhammad Wilkerson
Sheldon Richardson
Kenrick Ellis
*Antonio Garay – released 
Damon Harrison
Leger Douzable
*Junior Aumavae – released
*Lanier Coleman - released
*Tevita Finau -- released

LINEBACKERS
David Harris
Calvin Pace
Quinton Coples
Garrett McIntyre
Antwan Barnes
Demario Davis
Nick Bellore
Josh Mauga
Ricky Sapp
*Jacquies Smith - released
Danny Lansanah
*Troy Davis - released
*JoJo Dickson - released  

SECONDARY
Antonio Cromartie
Dee Milliner
Dawan Landry
Kyle Wilson
Ellis Lankster
Antonio Allen
Jaiquawn Jarrett
Josh Bush
Isaiah Trufant
Darrin Walls
*Mike Edwards - released
*Rontez Miles – released 
*Royce Adams – released

SPECIALISTS
Nick Folk
*Dan Carpenter – released
Robert Malone
Tanner Purdum 

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