Jets release Stewart/Simnjavonski

The Jets released linebacker Quincy Stewart and punter Brian Simnjanovski on Monday to get to 65 players.

The announcement was made by the Jets assistant GM Mike Tannenbaum.

Stewart, who signed with the Jets on September 30 last year, saved the Jets 19-14 win over Houston by tracking down kick returner J.J. Moses short of a touchdown in the waning moments of the game.

With the Jets glut at linebacker, he became expendable, but don't expect him to be out of work long. Don't be shocked if he ends up in Chicago, Cleveland or Detroit, three teams banged up at the linebacker position.

The release of Simnjanovski wasn't a surprise. He was considered just a camp leg. Toby Gowin had the job locked up entering camp.

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