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Jets cut third-round pick Jachai Polite after firing GM who drafted him

Usually, third-round selections in the NFL draft are pretty safe in terms of making the team’s roster.

Except if that team is the New York Jets.

In what can only be politely described as a comedy of errors, the Jets drafted Florida pass rusher Jachai Polite in the third round despite him turning in a disastrous combine. They then fired GM Mike Maccagnan in May and brought in Joe Douglas the following month, meaning that Douglas was strapped with all of Maccagnan’s draft picks.

When it came time for NFL cut day, that meant we got to see how much the two executives differed.