Jets cut 12

The Jets released 12 players on Saturday. Their roster currently stands at 61 players.<p>

Linebacker Wes Bautovich signed a 2004 future contract with the Jets on 1/6/04. He was allocated by the Jets to NFL Europe's Rhein Fire and notched 15 tackles and one forced fumble on the season. The 6-2, 210-pound Texas A&M product originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent following the 2003 NFL Draft on 5/2/03. He tallied 104 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed in two seasons for the Aggies.

Casey Cramer, a 6-2, 250-pound former Ivy Leaguer, was selected in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fullback/tight end was claimed by the Jets on 9/2/04. A native of Middleton, WI, Cramer played tight end for Dartmouth where he ranks second in school annals with 185 career receptions for 2,477 yards. As a co-captain in his senior season for the Big Green, Cramer was selected as the team's MVP and earned a spot in the East-West Shrine Game.

Matt Dominguez signed a 2004 future contract with the Jets after stints with the Denver Broncos (53-man roster and practice squad, 2001) and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL (2003). The 6-2, 219-pound receiver hauled in 75 receptions for 1,071 yards and three touchdowns for the Roughriders in 2003. In four preseason games for the Jets, Dominguez hauled in six receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown pass from Brooks Bollinger in the final preseason game against Philadelphia.

Little John Flowers, a 6-0, 215-pound running back out of Michigan State, signed a 2004 contract with the Jets on 1/8/04. He originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent on 4/26/02 and spent time on the Jets' practice squad during portions of the 2002 and 2003 seasons. While at Michigan State, he played in 45 games and finished his career with 156 carries for 778 yards and three touchdowns, along with 50 receptions for 435 yards.

John Paul Foschi signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent following the 2004 NFL Draft. Foschi started 21 games in his Georgia Tech career and made 41 receptions for 377 yards and four touchdowns. He was an honorable mention All-ACC selection in his senior season. The 6-4, 270-pound tight end made seven catches for 72 yards in four preseason games.

Center Curt McGill signed with the Jets as a free agent on 6/26/04 after playing overseas for the Scottish Claymores during the spring of 2004. The 6-3, 285 pounder was first signed as an unrestricted free agent by Indianapolis on 4/26/02 and spent the 2002 season on injured reserve before being released by the Colts on 2/26/03.

After signing a 2004 future contract with the Jets on 1/6/04, Akron University alum Ryan Myers was allocated to Europe. Myers, a 6-2, 245-pound linebacker, played for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 2004 and earned team co-MVP honors after registering a Club-record 73 tackles.

Jason Nerys, from NCAA Division I-AA national championship team University of Delaware, signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent following the 2004 draft. Nerys, a 6-2, 245-pound native of Waldwick, NJ and perennial tri-state powerhouse Don Bosco Prep, was a veritable I-AA All-American selection as a senior while with the Blue Hens. Nerys played in all four preseason games while with the Jets.

Lance Nimmo, a 6-5, 303-pound offensive tackle, was claimed off waivers by the Jets from Tampa Bay on 9/3/03 and was inactive for games one through 16 of the 2003 season. He was selected by the Bucs in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft before being released on 9/1/03. Nimmo was allocated to NFL Europe and started all 10 games for the Cologne Centurions during the spring of 2004.

Ken-Yon Rambo, a 6-1, 195-pound third-year pro wide receiver from Ohio State, signed with the Jets as a free agent on 12/9/03. Oakland originally drafted Rambo in the seventh round (229th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft but waived him at the conclusion of training camp on 8/28/01. Shortly thereafter, Rambo was signed by Dallas and played in 29 games for the Cowboys over two seasons. He caught 17 passes for 239 yards and returned nine kickoffs while in Dallas.

Mikhael Ricks, a 6-5, 260-pound native of Anahuac, TX, has played with the San Diego Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions during his six-year career. He has played in 84 regular season games, making 40 starts, recording 155 receptions for 1,939 yards and eight touchdowns in his career. Originally drafted as a wide receiver out of Stephen F. Austin University, he made the switch to tight end during Kansas City's mini-camp in 2001. Ricks posted seven catches for 65 yards in four preseason games with the Jets.

Ian Smart signed a 2004 future contract on 1/6/04. He was allocated by the Jets to NFL Europe's Scottish Claymores in 2004 and registered 41 carries for 201 yards and a touchdown while overseas. The former C.W. Post star holds the all-time college football scoring record with 95 touchdowns and 570 points. Smart racked up 348 return yards in four preseason games, returned one punt for a touchdown and added two more rushing touchdowns.

The Jets' active roster currently stands at 61 players. The NFL roster cut down deadline to a maximum of 53 players on active/inactive lists is at 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, September 5. A practice squad, consisting of eight players in their rookie or first season, may be established on Monday, September 6.


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