Saturday, April 6, 2024

Jets Part Ways With Veteran Who Followed Aaron Rodgers From Green Bay

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Adrian Amos‘ stint with the Jets has apparently come to an end. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Jets and the veteran safety have “mutually agreed to part ways.”

Assuming Amos is subsequently cut, he’ll have to pass through waivers. Per Pelissero, Amos is “healthy and ready to contribute down the stretch.”

Following a four-year stint with the Packers, Amos joined the Jets this past offseason on a one-year, $1.75M deal. He joined the organization following offseason acquisition Chuck Clark‘s season-ending ACL tear.

The veteran started the season as the third safety behind Jordan Whitehead and Tony Adams. When Adams was forced to miss time, Amos slid into the starting lineup, including a two-week stretch where he appeared in 140 of the team’s 142 defensive snaps.

However, with Adams back and the likes of Jamien Sherwood and Ashtyn Davis earning more playing time, Amos has fallen down the depth chart. Since he got into 68 defensive snaps in Week 4, Amos has been limited to only 62 defensive snaps over the last seven games. The 30-year-old has also contributed on special teams, leading to 23 tackles in his 11 appearances.

Prior to his stint in New York, Amos was a dependable part of the Packers and Bears secondary. He finished the 2022 campaign with a career-high 102 tackles, an indication that he’s still got something left in the tank. There’s a chance a contender looks to snag the vet off waivers, but Amos could have his pick of landing spots if he hits free agency.

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