Running back Joe McKnight was among 14 players cut by the New York Jets on Monday.
A sixth-round pick out of Southern Cal in 2010, McKnight has been oft-injured through his first three NFL seasons. The team also briefly moved him to cornerback last season when injuries decimated the secondary.
McKnight was expected to make the team this year considering his return skills and the Jets' relative lack of depth in the backfield - Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are the top two backs, with Mike Goodson yet to report. However, McKnight, who was arrested over the offseason on outstanding warrants for two unpaid traffic tickets, has dealt with migraines and was carted off the practice field after collapsing last week.
"BACK TO STEP ONE," McKnight tweeted Monday.
The Jets' other cuts included: WR Joe Collins, OL Patrick Ford, DB Donnie Fletcher, OL Trey Gilleo, DB Bret Lockett, RB Joe McKnight, OL Stephen Peterman, LB Sean Progar-Jackson, P Ryan Quigley, WR Marcus Rucker, LS Patrick Scales, RB Chad Spann, WR K.J. Stroud, WR Rahsaan Vaughn.