The “Idzik 12” is practically gone.
The new Jets regime continued its purge of John Idzik draft picks with the release of former third-round pick Dexter McDougle on Sunday.
With Idzik as their general manager from 2013-14, the organization drafted 19 total players — including an eye-popping 12 in 2014. Now, six of those picks remain and only three members of the “Idzik 12” are still on the roster: Calvin Pryor, Dakota Dozier and Quincy Enunwa.
McDougle, a third-round pick in 2013, made it through the first wave of cuts. But the Jets chose to part ways with the oft-injured cornerback. The team also released safety Ronald Martin and running back Dominique Williams. Fellow running back Khiry Robinson was waived/injured with a broken right leg, which he suffered in the Jets’ preseason finale in Philadelphia. Robinson — who signed a one-year, $1.175-million deal that included an $80,000 signing bonus — began training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list because he was still rehabbing from breaking his right leg last year with the Saints.
Amaro to Titans
A day after the Jets dumped him, tight end Jace Amaro found a new home. The 2014 second-round pick was claimed off waivers by the Titans. “Thankful to the @nyjets organization for the opportunity,” he tweeted Sunday. “Can’t wait to get to Tennessee to meet my new teammates & coaches! GO @Titans.”
Rather than keep the underachieving Amaro, the Jets chose to claim two tight ends off waivers: 6-4, 220-pound Braedon Bowman (Jaguars) and 6-4, 265-pound Brian Parker (Chiefs). They also claimed running back Troymaine Pope (Seahawks) and cornerback Darryl Roberts (Patriots).
Practice squad filled
Seven players were signed to the practice squad, including former Stony Brook and Ravens edge rusher Victor Ochi. The Jets, who still have three more spots to fill, also signed WR Myles White, G Craig Watts, DL Claude Pelon, LB Freddie Bishop, CB Bryson Keeton and S Doug Middleton . . . After clearing waivers, CB Dee Milliner and Trevor Reilly are now on the Jets’ injured reserve list. Both were released with a waived/injured designation on Saturday.