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Jets stand pat at trade deadline
Despite recent rumors of Tim Tebow leaving town, Thursday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline came and went without any moves by the Jets.
A Jacksonville TV reporter created a stir on Twitter Tuesday night when he reported Jacksonville was trying to “make a play” for Tebow before the trade deadline. The Jaguars, however, never reached out to the Jets, a source confirmed.
That means, the Jets – currently 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the AFC East – will have the rest of the season to figure out how to make the Tebow-Mark Sanchez tandem work.
Their active roster currently stands at 51 after they released nose tackle Daniel Muir and running back Jonathan Grimes on Tuesday. The Jets also cut offensive tackle Dennis Landolt from the practice squad on Tuesday.
Despite the glaring roster holes, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and owner Woody Johnson have repeatedly expressed confidence in their current players.