New York Jets release undrafted rookie Jordyn Peters

Geoff Magliocchetti
New York Jets
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The New York Jets released Peters, a UDFA out of Auburn, after they officially announced the signing of Morgan Moses.

The New York Jets announced the release of safety Jordyn Peters while confirming the previously reported addition of offensive lineman Morgan Moses. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the one-year deal has a base of $3.6 million and can be worth up to $5.3 million if/when incentives kick in.

New York released Peters to make room for Moses on the 90-man roster. Peters was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn and was noted for his ability to contribute on special teams after blocking four punts during his three-year tenure with the Tigers. In that time, he also earned 101 tackles, two sacks, and an interception. He earned a career-best 42 tackles last season during 2020’s shortened season.

Peters was expected to contend for a roster spot through both his special teams work and experience at strong safety. That positional battle, dominated by youth, is headlined by sophomore Ashtyn Davis and incoming veteran free agent LaMarcus Joyner.

Moses is projected to be the Jets’ new primary right tackle, a spot previously occupied by George Fant. Previously of the Washington Football Team, Moses has started and partaken in every game since 2015. His arrival is part of an offensive line reclamation project that also welcomed in Aljah Vera-Tucker this offseason. Moses is also excepted to take on the role of a veteran mentor for both Vera-Tucker and Mekhi Becton.

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