Aug 24, 2014 12:49 PM
Jets cut 6, including WR Ford and CB Dowling
The Associated Press
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have released six players, including wide receiver Jacoby Ford and cornerback Ras-I Dowling.
The moves Sunday put the Jets' roster at 75 players, the maximum that teams must be at by Tuesday night.
Also cut 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.
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