The New York Jets’ offense is less than spectacular by any measure, but things are getting to be dyer on the outside. Veteran Santonio Holmes is banged up, speedster Stephen Hill has a concussion, and now, the team has parted ways with a player who played the majority of the team’s Week 4 loss to the Titans.
According to ESPN New York, the Jets have released WR Ben Obomanu as of Tuesday, just two days after he played a staggering 40 snaps against the Titans. Obomanu is likely best known for his work in college at Auburn, but he has appeared in games during 7 NFL seasons, and has 7 touchdowns in his career.
The release of Obomanu isn’t terribly noteworthy in its own right, but with the lack of (healthy) depth on the outside for the Jets, it’s a bit surprising. The team reportedly worked out former Cleveland KR/WR Josh Cribbs on Tuesday, but the consensus opinion seems to be that New York will be signing David Nelson to take the place of Obomanu in the active receiving corps.
Geno Smith could really use some healthy receivers at this stage of this development, but with Holmes and Hill questionable (at best) for week 5, things could get interesting in a hurry.