The Jets have cut their roster back down to 53 following yesterday’s acquisition of receiver Percy Harvin. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports (via Twitter) that the victim of the corresponding move was Harvin’s former college teammate, David Nelson.
Nelson went undrafted out of Florida in 2010 and quickly caught on with the Bills. He compiled 1,011 yards and eight touchdowns in his first two seasons in Buffalo, but he hasn’t come close to matching that production since. He had a solid 2013 campaign with the Jets, catching 36 passes for 423 yards and two scores.
He hasn’t produced much in 2014 despite playing the second most snaps among Jets wide receivers. He’s caught only eight passes for 65 yards while fumbling twice, and Pro Football Focus (subscription required) ranks him as the worst wideout in the league among eligible players.