Jets waive Ahmad Carroll, sign Cummings

In a rather surprising move, the Jets announced today that they have waived veteran defensive back and special teams player Ahmad Carroll, who was inactive for Sunday’s loss to Jacksonville.

With the open roster spot, the Jets signed LB Kenwin Cummings to the active roster from the practice squad.

In a surprising move, the Jets cut ties with veteran DB Ahmad Carroll this morning (JetsInsider.com Photo)

In a surprising move, the Jets cut ties with veteran DB Ahmad Carroll this morning (JetsInsider.com Photo)

At the moment, the reasoning behind the move is unclear but it’s safe to estimate that this could be Rex Ryan’s way of sending a message to his veteran team, following another inexcusable loss. Carroll was one of Mike Westhoff’s best special teams players and one of the team’s most vocal players during practices.

Carroll, who was signed by the Jets as a free agent on July 22, 2008, played in 22 games for the Jets, recording 30 special teams tackles. Originally the 25th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by Green Bay, Carroll has appeared in 57 career games for the Packers, Jaguars and Jets, registering three sacks and three interceptions.

Cummings was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 7, 2009. He originally signed with the Jets on May 2, 2008 as an undrafted free agent and was inactive for the 2008 season opener at Miami. He was waived on Sept. 10 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 16 where he spent the remainder of the season.

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