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New York Jets Release Defensive Lineman Marcus Dixon

September 24th, 2012 at 11:42 AM
By Donald Lappe

The New York Jets have released Marcus Dixon, according to his agent Howard Shatsky. Howard Shatsky tweeted that the Jets called him today to tell him that they have released Marcus Dixon. Marcus Dixon has spend all three of his NFL seasons with the Jets.

Marcus Dixon has been released by the Jets, opening up a roster spot that could potentially be filled by recently released outside linebacker Bryan Thomas. Marcus Dixon had one tackle in three games this season. He showed some major promise last season, recording 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks in limited action.

This isn't the news everyone has been anticipating, but it's an interesting move nonetheless. The seemingly logical reaction now is for Bryan Thomas to be brought back after his surprising release on Saturday. Bryan Thomas was released to create room for Donnie Fletcher. Donnie Fletcher was signed to the active roster from the practice squad for secondary depth, and there's a good chance the Jets will need him moving forward as we await word on the extent of the injury to Darrelle Revis.

If the move is indeed to clear room for Bryan Thomas, it's a clear indication that the Jets expect Darrelle Revis to be out for a long period of time. Otherwise, the team likely would have removed Donnie Fletcher from the active roster.


Tags: Bryan Thomas, Darrelle Revis, Football, Marcus Dixon, New York, New York Jets, NFL

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