Jets waive QB Tajh Boyd

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The Jets are reducing their QB ranks by one.

The club has waived rookie Tajh Boyd, a sixth-round pick from Clemson.

The move leaves the Jets with Michael Vick and Matt Simms as the backups to starter Geno Smith.

Boyd was 8-of-17 for 98 yards and a touchdown in the preseason. He is eligible to claimed by any other club, and he has practice squad eligibility.

The Jets also have announced the release of running back Alex Green, defensive lineman Zach Thompson and tight end Chris Pantale. The Jets also confirmed they were parting ways with third-year wideout Stephen Hill, news of which emerged earlier Saturday.