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Bump N’ Run w/ KT: Jets And Giants Cut Down Rosters, Vikings Show Desperation And Start Of College Football

Dee Milliner (left) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dee Milliner (left) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Jets Cut Milliner And Amaro To Make 53-Man Roster Complete

Under the heading of no surprise, the Jets cut Dee Milliner after an unsuccessful and injury prone three seasons with Gang Green on Saturday. It was a known move after the Milliner showed nothing during the preseason to garner Todd Bowles’ trust in the secondary. Also among the cuts were tight Jace Amaro, the once thought of tight end savior the Jets drafted in the second round in 2014. Also oft-injured, Amaro could not stay healthy and when he was healthy, drops became an issue for hum which made him expendable.

In the end the Jets are keeping four quarterbacks on the roster with Geno Smith penciled in as the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Among the surprises was the release of fullback Tommy Bohannon and the trimming of tight ends down to just two. That’s on offense, on defense there were not many surprises, although the team keeping nine linebackers on the 53-man roster shows that Bowles did not want to give up any of his young linebackers. They are set for Cincinnati on Sunday.

Giants Set Roster, Cut Running Back Williams

The Giants did not make many waves when cutting their roster down to 53 but the release of Andre Williams was not shocking. In a backfield that became crowded, especially with the drafting of Paul Perkins, Williams was the odd man out. Oh and by the way…the Giants do not have a fullback on the final roster meaning that either Jerrell Adams or Larry Donnell could see some time at the H-Back position, which is a scary proposition.

Overall the Giants are keeping five running backs on their 53-man roster and the star of the preseason Tavarres King was retained going into their first game against the Cowboys. Linebacker will continue to be the position to watch as the unit does not have that impact player at the position. It will be more of linebacker by committee unit than anything else so it should be an interesting year for Big Blue.

Moving The Chains

  • The Minnesota Vikings showed their desperation in trading for Sam Bradford giving the Philadelphia Eagles a first-round pick in next year’s draft for him. Shaun Hill is not the answer but you gave up a high pick for Bradford, who may not even make it through the year. The Vikings felt the pressure and just folded.
  • So after not winning the starting job in Denver, the Cowboys picked up Mark Sanchez after the Broncos cut him on Saturday. So in case Dak Prescott’s magic doesn’t translate over to the regular season Cowboy fans…you have Mark Sanchez. It could go from bad to worse for Dallas.
  • The start of college football as this past weekend and the best game of the weekend was Sunday night as Texas upset Notre Dame. Last season Texas was blown away by the Fighting Irish and going into this year, it seemed that Notre Dame would have an easy time of it all the way to the College Football Playoff. Now it seems that they will need to run the table and get tons of help in order to make it into the Final Four.
  • In local college football news, Monmouth began their 24th year of football by defeating Lehigh on the road 23-21. The Hawks held onto the ball for over 37 minutes in the victory which Lavon Chaney run for 119 yards and two touchdowns as Monmouth is looking to compete in the Big South this season.

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Kahlil Thomas

Kahlil is the College Sports Editor for as well as a columnist, hosting the Bump 'N Run column once per week. He also co-hosts a weekly basketball podcast, The Box Out, every Thursday evening with fellow writer Jason Cordner.
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