Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/31/12

The New York Jets are expected to release 17 players on Friday afternoon, including 2010 fifth-round pick Ricky Sapp and quarterback Matt Simms.

The Jets also waived D'Anton Lynn, the son of running backs coach Anthony Lynn, and released defensive lineman Jay Richardson.

Sapp, projected as a difference-making pass rusher out of Clemson, has battled injuries since he was drafted by the Eagles in 2010.

Richardson, 28, is entering his fifth season after missing all of 2011. He started 22 games in his first two seasons with the Raiders and is capable of contributing to a team in need of defensive line depth. He was a fifth-round pick in 2007.

Simms, the son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, saw preseason action Thursday but the depth chart in front of him is set with Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy.

A number of the players let go could be called back this weekend as the Jets formulate their eight-player practice squad.

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