The New York Jets released backup safety Adrian Amos on Saturday. The parting was mutual. In addition to releasing Amos, the Jets also activated guard Wes Schweitzer and special teams ace Justin Hardee from injured reserve and waived guard Xavier Newman.
After entering the NFL in 2015, Amos spent four years with the Chicago Bears. He then spent four years with the Green Bay Packers. Amos signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Jets after Chuck Clark suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Amos came to the Jets after former Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers recommended that he come to New York, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.
“When it was time,” Amos told Dunleavy.“of course, it boosts it when you know somebody there and you know somebody can play ball.”
While he did play on 248 defensive snaps, Amos was primarily a backup for the Jets. He had 23 tackles and one pass defended in 11 games. He also contributed to the special teams unit. In recent weeks, though, his role has been reduced.
Amos’s departure means that Ashtyn Davis and rookie Jarrick Bernard-Converse will have more playing time. The Jets are 4-7 and play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, hoping their season doesn’t get any worse.
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