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Jets Cut Quarterback Matt Simms, Narrow Down Roster Ahead Of Season Opener

Matt Simms #9 of the New York Jets passes in front of Vinny Curry #75 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Matt Simms #9 of the New York Jets passes in front of Vinny Curry #75 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Well it’s that time of year again.

Following the Jets’ final game of the preseason, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and his front office staff went to the drawing board to make their final assessments on those players that are on the bubble.

Cleaning house has officially begun.

As of 12:30 on Friday, the Jets cut 15 players to reduce their current roster to 60.

Gang Green waived wide receiver Joseph Collins, linebacker Marcus Dowtin, tackle Robert Griffin, guard Fred Koloto, quarterback Matt Simms, center Matt Kroul, punter Spencer Lanning, defensive back LeQuan Lewis, tight end Tarren Lloyd, safety D’Anton Lynn, defensive back Julian Posey, defensive end Jay Richardson, wide receiver Eron Riley, defensive tackle Brett Roy and nose tackle Martin Tevaseu.

On Wednesday, head coach Rex Ryan said he believed that New Jersey native Simms has plenty of upside.

“Simms is kind of the wildcard,” Ryan said. “He’s a young man who really hasn’t been given a whole lot of opportunities. The opportunities he does get, he’s been impressive. I’m encouraged by Simms. We haven’t seen Simms do anything except have a great scrimmage, and he’s got a big-time arm.”

The final 53-man roster has to be in by 9 p.m. on Friday.

The Jets kick off their season on September 9 against the Bills at MetLife Stadium.

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