Wide receiver Jalin Marshall gets added to the New York Jets roster as Marcus Williams gets released.
The New York Jets added wide receiver Jalin Marshall to the roster on Monday. They released cornerback Marcus Williams to make room on the roster for Marshall.
Williams started 15 games between 2014 and 2016. He had a team-high six interceptions in 2015 but his play has declined since then.
“The other guys were playing better,” Jets coach Todd Bowles told Rich Cimini of ESPN. Obviously, (Darryl) Roberts and (Juston) Burris had a great camp. You fall behind the eight ball and it’s a numbers thing. I think Marcus will land and play somewhere. We just had guys who were playing better at the time.”
Marshall was eligible for activation last week after he served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. The Jets got a one-week roster exemption, which was to expire on Monday.
Other Jets news, stories:
- ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports that the Jets might have to start rookie Elijah McGuire at running back after Bilal Powell strained a calf muscle on Sunday.
- ESNY’s Robby Sabo says that the Jets can make the playoffs
- ESNY’s Robby Sabo says the Jets have beaten good teams
- Brian Costello of the New York Post says that we’re about to find out if the Jets are the real deal after winning three straight games.