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Jets waive Kevin O'Connell, should keep Kellen Clemens

A third-round pick of the Patriots back in 2008, quarterback Kevin O’Connell is probably almost done with his chances in the NFL after the Jets waived him on Tuesday.

The athletic San Diego State product was a bit of a workout wonder, but hasn’t looked impressive behind center as a pro.

The move is good news for Kellen Clemens.  While there’s a small chance the Jets could keep two quarterbacks (and Brad Smith as an emergency option), Rex Ryan said on Monday that there’s a “strong chance” the team will keep Clemens as a third quarterback for $1.1 million.

See, that money they are saving on Darrelle Revis is being used for something!

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15 Responses to “Jets waive Kevin O'Connell, should keep Kellen Clemens”
  1. Unnamed Source says: Aug 31, 2010 12:11 PM

    With Sanchez at qb they want to keep as many qbs as possible. Maybe one of them will do more than checkdown.

  2. akfinfan says: Aug 31, 2010 12:16 PM

    Oh so all that crap about Clemens being X’d on the White Board last week during Hard Knocks and that it was a sign he was being cut was all BS right? Way to admit your mistake.

  3. Belichick for President says: Aug 31, 2010 12:17 PM

    Who will be the Jets team captain now in Week 2?

  4. Nyjets31 says: Aug 31, 2010 12:22 PM

    See, that money they are saving on Darrelle Revis is being used for something…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    The way things are looking I would cut all of Qb’s and let Revis play both Corner and Qb…

  5. hdahs143 says: Aug 31, 2010 12:44 PM

    Not a Jets fan, but Clemens is a better QB than he gets credit for. Had Sanchez been the starting QB with the crew Clemens had to work with, he would have already been ran out of town.

  6. robert ethen says: Aug 31, 2010 12:53 PM

    In a serrupticious move to save a rostor spot, Jets have their third QB listed as Kelvin O’Clemens.

  7. ampats says: Aug 31, 2010 1:00 PM

    Belichick for President,
    Adalius Thomas and Zac Robinson after the Jets sign him when the Patriots release him.

  8. JayM82 says: Aug 31, 2010 1:04 PM

    Amazing how PFT always has a negative slant to any Jets story.

  9. jcjets says: Aug 31, 2010 1:20 PM

    yeah, didn’t PFT bash the jets for being so stupid to let HK post pictures of their personnel board/decisions?
    How about some mention that it doesn’t appear anything was compromised and maybe PFT and others jumped the gun?

  10. Zinn says: Aug 31, 2010 1:23 PM

    # Unnamed Source says: August 31, 2010 12:11 PM
    With Sanchez at qb they want to keep as many qbs as possible. Maybe one of them will do more than checkdown.
    Asa Jet fan I would be thrilled if Sanchez would learn how to use his checkdowns. He does not checkdown near enough. He locks on his 1st or 2nd target and rarely goes through his progressions.
    His problem is quite the opposite of what you suggest. He needs to checkdown quite a bit more. Especially now with LT as a viable threat out of the backfield.

  11. Matthew Moe says: Aug 31, 2010 1:29 PM

    Looks like Brady Quinn better have his bags packed and be ready to turn in his playbook.

  12. CT Pats Fan says: Aug 31, 2010 1:35 PM

    Ironically, the next story published on this site is about another high round McDaniels selection (O’Connell was *his* pick) getting cut. Bronco’s fans may want to be worried about who’s running the draft board out there.

  13. Curtis Martin's HOF Speech says: Aug 31, 2010 2:33 PM

    @ CT Pats Fan
    Yeah, what’s up with McDaniels? He runs Cutler, Marshall and Nolan out of town. Who does he think he is?

  14. dean11 says: Aug 31, 2010 3:25 PM

    sure it wasn’t a cheaper option Florio?

  15. ejtowne says: Aug 31, 2010 3:59 PM

    Belichick for President? Armpats are you on something? We already have had enough cheaters and liars in the white house as it is.

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