The New York Jets completed the process of paring their roster down to 75 players by cutting ties with three injured players, one of which was a significant role player from last season.
The Jets waived injured safety Dion Bailey, defensive lineman Jake Ceresna and running back Romar Morris, the team announced Tuesday.
Bailey was claimed off waivers by the Jets last September and served as a reputable depth safety, recording 18 total tackles and 0.5 sacks in five games with Gang Green.
Bailey was dealing with an elbow injury that held him out of New York’s third preseason game last Saturday night. He also was going to have a tough time cracking a safety depth chart that already features starters Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist, as well as key reserve Rontez Miles. This move could signify that the battle for the fourth safety spot will come down to Ronald Martin and undrafted free agent Doug Middleton, who had made his share of impressive plays throughout training camp.
Ceresna was an undrafted free agent out of SUNY Cortland who was a long shot to make the roster given New York’s depth at defensive line. Morris got an extended look during New York’s preseason opener, carrying the ball 11 times for 27 yards, but has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury.