It’s time to administer last rites because the Jets made McKnight one of the 14 cuts they needed to make to get down to 75 players by Tuesday’s deadline. The team made the announcement on Monday morning that McKnight’s Jets tenure has come to an end.
That tenure started with Hard Knocks cameras catching McKnight throwing up during his first conditioning test with the team and ended this summer with McKnight barely practicing after suffering a head injury, getting arrested and giving a combative performance during a press conference. There weren’t many bright spots on the field in between, which is why the 2010 fourth-round pick’s time is up with the Jets.
The Jets also cut veteran guard Stephen Peterman, which likely means that 2010 second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse will get a chance to play left guard and shake the disappointing label he’s picked up over the last three years.
Running back Chad Spann, offensive lineman Patrick Ford, offensive lineman Trey Gilleo, wide receiver Joe Collins, wide receiver Marcus Rucker, wide receiver K.J. Stroud, wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughn, linebacker Sean Progar-Jackson, defensive back Donnie Fletcher, defensive back Bret Lockett, punter Ryan Quigley and long snapper Patrick Scales were the other players let go on Monday.