EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBS/NewYork) – The New York Jets announced on Saturday afternoon that quarterback Brady Quinn has been released.
The Jets have released QB Brady Quinn and have signed LB Danny Lansanah from the practice squad. Lansanah will wear uniform No. 51.—
New York Jets (@nyjets) September 07, 2013
The move prevents the Jets from paying Quinn a guaranteed full year’s salary during the 2013 season. Multiple reports on Saturday are hinting that the Jets are planning on re-signing Quinn on Monday.
Quinn was originally signed by the Jets on Monday to provide depth while quarterback Mark Sanchez recovers from a shoulder injury.
Sanchez is expected to miss several weeks.
Quinn, a former 2007 first-round draft pick has only had a limited amount of time to learn Gang Green’s playbook.
Geno Smith will start New York’s Week 1 opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Matt Simms is currently listed as the Jets’ backup quarterback on the team depth chart.
The Jets had until 4 p.m. Saturday to cut Quinn before his contract would become guaranteed.
Gang Green promoted linebacker Danny Lansanah from the practice squad.
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