Joe Douglas is cutting one of Mike Maccagnan's last draft picks for Gang Green.
Polite, a linebacker out of Florida, was seen as a first-round talent by some prognosticators but fell to No. 68 in the third round due to personality concerns stemming from a poor combine performance.
The pass rusher was not much of a factor in the preseason, logging just five tackles in games and failing to break into the first or second team in practice.
Polite was one of the risks in Maccagnan's last draft class as general manager of the Jets. The GM was fired in May just two weeks after the draft. New York replaced him with an acolyte of new coach Adam Gase in Douglas, who is now leaving his stamp on the roster.