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Jets roster tracker: What does 53-man roster look like heading into 2023 regular season?

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By 4:00 pm – ET on Tuesday, the New York Jets will need to cut their current roster down to the NFL requirement of 53. That means over the next 72 hours, tough decisions will have to be made for the organization to officially turn its sights to the start of the 2023 regular season. 

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Jets’ general manager Joe Douglas (Left) speaks to the media before the 2023 NFL Draft.Nick Faria – AMNY

Here, we’ll go over the most up-to-date list of the recently released players from New York and see if it means that other players in their positions could be rejoicing. 

Let’s get to it. 

Sunday – 6:30 pm – ET: The Jets cut linebacker Nick Vigil as first reported by Tom Pelissero. The linebacker has started 53 games in his seven-year NFL career. The release does not come as a surprise and should not leave Vigil to waivers as he is a veteran player. This is the first reported release for New York during this cutdown period. 

Monday – 1:19 pm – ET: New York released offensive lineman Adam Pankey as reported by Mike Garafolo. Pankey is a candidate for the practice squad and has appeared in nine games during his five-year NFL career. 

Monday – 2:30 pm – ET: Gang Green has waived safety Trey Dean and running back Zonovan Knight per NFL Network. Dean was a fan favorite during the preseason and recorded 24 tackles. Knight was the odd man out but recorded 300 rushing yards for the team last season. The Jets are expected to run with four running backs and four safeties following these releases.

2:55 pm – ET: The Jets also released a couple of linebackers in undrafted free-agent Claudin Cherelus and Sam Eguavoen as first reported by Zack Rosenblatt of the Athletic. Both players are potential practice squad candidates with Cherelus coming off a solid preseason stretch. 

4:22 pm – ET: New York officially confirmed the release of Vigil while also adding offensive lineman Greg Senat and pass-rushing dynamo Pita Taumoepenu to the list of released players. For Taumoepenu, he put up multiple sacks during the preseason but is another strong contender for the practice squad. Wide receiver Alex Erickson is also expected to be among those cut according to NFL Network. 

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