Roster News: Alex Lewis officially released

The Jets did a bit of housekeeping today with former starting guard Alex Lewis:

Lewis was acquired for a seventh round pick in one of Joe Douglas' first major personnel moves during 2019's training camp. By week five he was starting for the injured Kelechi Osemele.

Towards the end of the 2020 season Lewis was mysteriously placed on the non-football injury list and although he returned to practice, he didn't play again that year. Then in 2021 he suffered a head injury in camp, immediately left the team and announced his retirement a few weeks later. However, he remained on retirement reserve all season and had remained on reserve until today.

We had anticipated that something was about to happen with Lewis because his salary was still being accounted for in the Jets' official cap position according to the NFLPA until a few days ago but no longer did as of yesterday. So, although there is no tangible effect to the team because his return was not anticipated this does draw a line under his financial position.

Guard Cameron Clark is another player in a similar situation and we might see him officially removed in similar fashion soon.