Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/13
Greg McElroy was the odd man out in the New York Jets' crowded and still unsettled quarterback situation. The team announced Saturday night it released McElroy, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, with an injury as New York got its roster to the mandatory 53-player limit. He was competing with Matt Simms, who made the roster after an outstanding summer, for a backup role. Newly signed Graham Harrell remained with the team, giving the Jets four quarterbacks with rookie Geno Smith, the likely Week 1 starter, and the injured Mark Sanchez. Among several other moves made by the Jets, wide receivers Ben Obomanu and Mohamed Massaquoi, defensive tackle Antonio Garay, kicker Dan Carpenter and offensive tackle Jason Smith were released. Running back Mike Goodson was moved from the active non-football injury/illness list to the reserve/suspended after receiving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Coach Rex Ryan said after the team's preseason finale vict...
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