All 32 NFL teams have until 9 p.m. ET on Friday to cut their rosters to 53 men. Most teams will inform the released players during the day, but they officially won't announce the news until much later.
Former New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch was just one of Friday's many releases. Who else was cut? **More ...**
We've heard that some teams will wait until midnight to let the public know. Of course, plenty of news will leak out in the meantime. Our friend, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, has sources that revealed almost all of the Jets' cuts for the day. There were no huge surprises on the list, which included Phil Simms' son, Matt.
Matt Simms had his first preseason action for the Jets on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 3 of 6 passes for 9 yards. He was cut hours later. Another notable son on the roster, defensive back D'Anton Lynn, son of running backs coach Anthony Lynn, also will be released.
Fullback John "The Terminator" Conner is expected to remain with the Jets. Here were the other players who will be released Friday, according to Mehta: WR Joseph Collins, CB Donnie Fletcher, CB LeQuan Lewis, OLB Ricky Sapp, OL Paul Cornick, OL Fred Koloto, DB Julian Posey, DL Jay Richardson, TE Tarren Lloyd, WR Eron Riley, DL Damon Harrison, DL Martin Tevaseu, LB Marcus Dowtin, P Spencer Lanning and OL Matt Kroul.
UPDATE: The Jets later confirmed all the reported cuts, along with OL Paul Cornick, RB Terrance Ganaway, OT Robert Griffin, DB D'Anton Lynn, WR Royce Pollard, LB Brett Roy, TE Hayden Smith, WR Jordan White.