Jets cut 6 including WR Doctson, sign 4 of 10 draft picks

NEW YORK — The New York Jets cut six players, including wide receiver Josh Doctson, among a flurry of moves before the team’s first rookie minicamp practice under new coach Robert Saleh on Friday.

Cornerback Kyron Brown, tight end Connor Davis, offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi, kicker Chase McLaughlin and wide receiver Jaleel Scott were also released.

Doctson, a first-round draft pick of Washington in 2016, signed with the Jets last offseason but never played in a game after opting out for the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Koloamatangi was also an opt out last season for family health concerns.

With McLaughlin released, the Jets will have incumbent Sam Ficken and undrafted free agent Chris Naggar from SMU competing for the kicking job.

New York also announced the signings of four of its 10 draft picks: linebacker Jamien Sherwood and cornerback Jason Pinnock, both fifth-rounders; and cornerback Brandin Echols and defensive tackle Jonathan Marshall, a pair of sixth-rounders.

The Jets signed 12 undrafted free agents, all of whom are expected to be on the field with No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson during the three-day camp. The signings include: Naggar; tight end Kenny Yeboah (Mississippi); offensive linemen Parker Ferguson (Air Force), Grant Hermanns (Purdue), Tristen Hoge (BYU) and Teton Saltes (New Mexico); defensive linemen Michael Dwumfour (Rutgers) and Hamilcar Rashed Jr. (Oregon State); linebackers Camilo Eifler (Illinois) and Brendon White (Rutgers); and defensive backs Isaiah Dunn (Oregon State) and Jordyn Peters (Auburn).

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