First Round of New York Jets Training Camp Cuts Revealed

Devon Platana
The New York Jets' first round of training camp cuts have been revealed.
The New York Jets' first round of training camp cuts have been revealed. / Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

The New York Jets kicked off their preseason schedule with a low-scoring 12-7 victory over the New York Giants. They faced some tough decisions right after, though, with the first training camp cut date approaching.

New York Jets Training Camp News

The Jets have made their first round of cuts to get down to 85 players.

New York Jets Training Camp Cuts

The Jets announced that three players were released in to get down to Tuesday's 85-man limit: safety Bennett Jackson, defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour and running back Austin Walter. Selected in the sixth round back in 2014, Jackson has had a tough time cracking an NFL roster, playing just 10 games (zero starts) since then and was unimpressive with the Jets last year.

The news certainly is sad for Walter, who was cut on his birthday. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old has bounced around the NFL and even had an XFL stint after going undrafted in 2019. The most surprising of the three cuts is likely Dwumfour, who had a fumble recovery, one tackle and half a sack in the Jets victory over the Giants. Unfortunately, he also suffered a calf injury in the contest, which made him expendable.

NFL Cut Down Dates 2021

Here's the full list of when cuts will need to be made during the preseason.

Teams will trim down to 80 players on Aug. 24, and down to 53 players on Aug. 31.

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