Yet another one of the Jets’ 12 draftees from this past May is no longer on the roster. New York has waived fourth-round wideout Jalen Saunders, replacing him on the roster with veteran receiver T.J. Graham, the team announced today (Twitter link).
Saunders, who turns 22 tomorrow, had been returning punts for the club, but after muffing catches in the Jets’ Week 2 and Week 3 games, he was taken off return duties. In his brief stint with the team, Saunders saw just six offensive snaps, and didn’t record a single catch.
As for Graham, the ex-Bill logged 54 total receptions during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but after being shopped in trade talks this summer, was waived during preseason cutdowns. Although the 25-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Titans, he wasn’t used in Tennessee’s offense, and was cut by the club last week. The Jets were the only club Graham was reported to have auditioned for during his brief stint as a free agent.
Of the 12 players the Jets drafted in 2014, only five are on the team’s current active roster. Saunders becomes the fifth draftee cut by the team, while two others are on season-ending injured reserve.