Jets release Allison/Coles/Wright Dan Leberfeld
On Sunday, the Jets released wide receivers Laveranues Coles, Aundrae Allison and Marcus Henry along with defensive end Rodrique Wright on Sunday.
Wright played very well against Washington on Saturday. He had four tackles in about a quarter of action, including one for a loss. He did something Vernon Gholston rarely does, shed offensive linemen and made tackles.
Clearly the Jets don’t think Wright is as good as Jason Lamb or Martin Tevaseu, who are still on the roster.
Coles (WR/5-11/200/Florida State/Jacksonville, FL) has spent seven of his 10 NFL
seasons with the Jets where he produced 459 receptions for 5,941 yards and 37
touchdowns. He ranks fourth in team history in receptions, fifth in receiving
yards and is tied for fifth in touchdown receptions. He rejoined the club for a
third time when he signed as a free agent on July 30, 2010.
Henry (WR/6-4/216/Kansas/Lawton, OK) initially made the Jets 53-man roster out
of training camp his rookie year, but was inactive for the first two games of
the season before being signed to the Jets practice squad on September 24, 2008,
and again the following season on Sept. 7, 2009. A Jets sixth-round selection
(171st overall) in the 2008 draft, he finished his career at Kansas with 104
catches for 1,598 receiving yards (15.4 yards per reception) and 13 touchdowns
in 46 games with 29 starts.
Allison (WR/6-0/198/East Carolina/Kannapolis, NC) was drafted by the Minnesota
Vikings in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft. In his two
seasons with Minnesota, he recorded 18 receptions for 231 yards. In his rookie
season, Allison set a Vikings record with the longest play in team history, a
104-yard kickoff return touchdown vs. Detroit (12/2/07). He was claimed by the
Jets off waivers on August 5, 2009, but spent last season on injured reserve
with an injury he sustained in the preseason finale versus Philadelphia
Wright (DE/6-5/300/Texas/Houston, TX) was signed by the Jets as a free agent on
March 15, 2010. In his three-year NFL career he has started nine-of-13 games,
recording 37 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery (all in 2007). He
entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (226th overall) of the Miami
Dolphins in 2006. Due to a shoulder injury sustained in college, he spent his
entire rookie season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. Wright was
inactive for every game in 2008 before seeing action in the postseason against
the Baltimore Ravens. Wright was waived by Miami on Sept. 5, 2009.