FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Five tight ends is too many, and one of them had to go. That one is Will Tye, who was waived Tuesday by the New York Jets.
Tye was inactive Sunday in the overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, so his ouster doesn't come as a surprise. The Jets have Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Eric Tomlinson, Neal Sterling and rookie Jordan Leggett, who is battling a knee injury.
The Jets could use the roster spot for wide receiver Jalin Marshall, who is eligible to return from a four-game suspension. They have a one-week roster exemption, which means they have until next Monday to make a decision on Marshall, who can return punts and kickoffs.
The Jets claimed Tye on waivers from the New York Giants at the end of the preseason. With Seferian-Jenkins serving a two-game suspension, Tye played a big role on offense. In three games, he played 101 offensive snaps and caught four passes for 38 yards.
They also released running back Marcus Murphy from the practice squad.