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Jets dump Stephon Heyer

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Wayne Hunter may not be the starting right tackle for the Jets this year.  Stephon Heyer definitely won’t be.

The Jets cut Heyer today.

The five-year veteran signed with the Jets in May, after four seasons with the Redskins and one with the Raiders.  Heyer has started in 31 of 65 career games.

Heyer was listed on the most recent depth chart as the second-string right tackle, behind Hunter.

We’ve got a feeling Mark Sanchez secretly wishes that the team would cut the second-string quarterback, too.

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12 Responses to “Jets dump Stephon Heyer”
  1. stonecoldsays says: Aug 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    I shiver to think that this guy was once a starter on the Redskins and was thought to be a prospect. Thank goodness we have real football people in charge in DC again. Oh hell yeah.

  2. jetstizzi85 says: Aug 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    I hope the Jets are doing this to make a roster spot for another RT because Hunter is horrible!

  3. j0esixpack says: Aug 20, 2012 2:13 PM

    Why would Sanchez want the team to cut Tebow? He’s the one QB who might make Sanchez look good.

    Tebow’s favorite WR appears to be the ground.

  4. oaklegend says: Aug 20, 2012 2:14 PM

    Heyer contributed some solid Guard play for the Raiders last year. Maybe there’s a spot for him in a new position, but T doesn’t seem to be his role.

  5. billsfan27 says: Aug 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    The Jets are just a mess.

    They have a LB playing RB/FB, a FB (arguably) playing QB, a CB playing WR, (a fragile diva as their #1 WR) and now they dump a piece of crucial OL depth – albeit he probably blows.

    It’s really a reflection on the coaching staff and front office and just how out-of-sorts they really are.

  6. nyj69 says: Aug 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    Heyer may have been listed on the official depth chart as second string (though I’m not even sure if that’s true), but he was not in there with the second unit in either preseason game and was consistently with the third unit in practices until Hunter and Landolt got hurt. He was never going to make the team, but the timing of the move is interesting as it may relate to another move.

  7. gogiantsfan says: Aug 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    “We’ve got a feeling Mark Sanchez secretly wishes that the team would cut the second-string quarterback, too.”

    Doubt it. After the games this weekend, bet he’s glad he has tebow behind him & not Stanton.

    Stanton never had a chance @ Detroit to be anything but a scape goat. While the Colts certainly won’t be changing their franchise QB, if Stanton is able to play a few games well as a backup he can translate that into competing for a starting QB position next year elsewhere. Cards?

  8. j0esixpack says: Aug 20, 2012 2:27 PM

    Give Rex Ryan credit for giving Jets fans hope and selling season tickets.

    He’s been consistently mediocre. If not for the Colts trying to lose their last game his first season the Jets would have been 8-8 just like last year. They had one decent season but every other season has been mediocre at best.

    And yet he’s fooled Jets fans each year into buying into his Super Bowl guarantees.

    Though in all fairness it can’t be tough to fool Jets fans.

  9. weepingjebus says: Aug 20, 2012 3:18 PM

    “We’ve got a feeling Mark Sanchez secretly wishes that the team would cut the second-string quarterback, too.”

    I know it’s hard to play there, but even Sanchez probably doesn’t want himself cut.

  10. mrtog says: Aug 20, 2012 4:59 PM

    gogiantsfan says: Aug 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    “……… if Stanton is able to play a few games well as a backup he can translate that into competing for a starting QB position next year elsewhere. Cards?”

    Not the Cards. They are waiting for Andy Reid to trade Kafka.

  11. maximusprime107 says: Aug 20, 2012 5:10 PM

    Please kick the tires on either Clifton or Tauscher. We can’t go another season with Hunter playing RT

  12. rayguyreturns says: Aug 20, 2012 7:02 PM

    I thought Heyer had some decent games last year. That’s probably the reason I don’t coach in the NFL.

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