Jets cut injured S Marcus Gilchrist, re-sign LB Bruce Carter

  • Jets cut injured S Marcus Gilchrist, re-sign LB Bruce Carter

Jets cut injured S Marcus Gilchrist, re-sign LB Bruce Carter

Despite the brutality of the SEC, newly minted Jets safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye were able to maintain a friendly rivalry throughout their college days.

The Jets released Marcus Gilchrist less than a week after they took safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye in the first two rounds of the National Football League draft.

"I made the right decision to go to LSU", Adams said of his decision.

"We definitely have to learn from the vets and sit back and learn before we can get in there and make plays", he said.

One this is for certain, the Jets are excited about Adams as well as second-round pick Marcus Maye. The Jets also declined to pick up the fifth-year option on safety Calvin Pryor, their first-round pick in 2014, making him eligible to become a free agent after this season.

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan expressed his desire to draft talented players with good character to help build the team culture.

But, with the 39th pick, NY drafted Maye, who didn't participate in team drills Friday but said he is fully recovered from the broken arm that cut short his last season at Florida.

"I feel like they tried to get the best two safeties in the draft", Maye said. "But once they did, I realized what they were trying to do. So we just have to hit the ground running and take every day as an opportunity to get better".

If Gilchrist needed any more evidence that his time could be short in NY, the Jets could have picked up the fifth-year option on fellow safety Calvin Pryor, but they decided not to do so. They've been jettisoning veteran talent this offseason and focusing on youth. "We think both he and [Adams] can play both safety spots".

For now, Adams and Maye are embracing their status as rookies.