David Bass
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The New York Jets have cut 18 players, including outside linebacker David Bass, en route to that end total of 53.

Eighteen are now gone. Seventy-one suddenly remain. By 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2018, 53 will be the final number for Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season.

The 18 players that were cut by the New York Jets include veteran edge rusher David Bass and free agent pick and inside linebacker, Kevin Minter. These are only two of the 18 who we had projected to make the cut earlier this week.

Other notables include recently-signed quarterback John Wolford, running back George Atkinson, exciting guard Dakoda Shepley and veteran wideout Charles Johnson.

Player Position Experience Transaction
John Wolford QB R Waived
George Atkinson RB 3 Waived
Dimitri Flowers FB R Waived
Charles Johnson WR 5 Released
Alex Balducci G 1 Waived
Antonio Garcia T 2 Waived
Gino Gradkowski G 6 Released
Darius James T R Waived
Dakoda Shepley G R Waived
Xavier Cooper DL 4 Waived
Mych Thomas DL R Waived
Kendall Reyes DL 6 Released
David Bass LB 6 Released
Obum Gwacham LB 4 Waived
Kevin Minter LB 6 Released
Xavier Coleman CB 2 Waived
Kacy Rodgers II S 1 Waived
Terrell Sinkfield CB 1 Waived

New York’s roster was stuck on 89 (instead of 90) heading into the Philadelphia Eagles preseason finale on Thursday night due to the Teddy Bridgewater-New Orleans Saints deal.

New York Jets

All that’s left for Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles to deal with is the final cut of 18 that’ll surely come at some point on Saturday. Then it’s on to Detroit for the Lions on Monday Night Football to begin the 2018 NFL campaign—one with a rookie franchise-changing quarterback named Sam Darnold at securely at the helm.

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