FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets on Sunday released six players, including wide receiver Jacoby Ford and cornerback Ras-I Dowling — one day after parting ways with seven others.
The moves put the Jets’ roster at 75 players, the maximum that teams must be at by Tuesday night.
Also cut Sunday were tight end Colin Anderson, wide receiver Michael Campbell, defensive end Anthony Grady and fullback Chad Young.
Ford’s release was a mild surprise since he was listed as the Jets’ top kickoff returner. He was signed in April after having limited action last season in Oakland. Ford had three catches this preseason. Saalim Hakim and Clyde Gates are the top candidates to replace him as New York’s kick returner.
Dowling, signed last season to the practice squad, dealt with foot and groin injuries during training camp.
On Saturday, the Jets released tackle Bruce Campbell, linebacker Steele Divitto, offensive linemen Patrick Ford and Markus Zusevics of Iowa, kicker Andrew Furney, punter Jacob Schum and running back Michael Smith.
Campbell has played in 19 games over four NFL seasons with the Raiders and Panthers. Smith has appeared in one game in his two pro seasons — in 2012 with Tampa Bay.
All teams must reduce their rosters to 53 players by Aug. 30.
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