Patriots Cut Stallworth, Gaffney as Jets Release Josh Brown

The New England Patriots released wide receivers Jabar Gaffney and Donte’ Stallworth, the New York Jets parted ways with kicker Josh Brown and the Buffalo Bills cut quarterback Vince Young as National Football League teams reduced their rosters to 75 players from 90.

Gaffney and Stallworth, both 31, had combined for 763 career NFL receptions for 10,396 yards and 58 touchdowns. The Patriots also released 12th-year defensive lineman Gerard Warren yesterday.

Nick Folk won the kicking job in New York as the Jets released Brown, a nine-year veteran.

The 27-year-old Folk, entering his third year with the Jets, made 76 percent of his field-goal attempts and all 44 of his extra-point tries last season. He’s been perfect this preseason, converting field goals from 22, 30, 38 and 46 yards.

The Bills cut Young after acquiring quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks.

Young, 29, threw two interceptions in the Bills’ 38-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 25.

The Washington Redskins cut kicker Neil Rackers, opting to give the job to Graham Gano, while the New Orleans Saints released defensive tackle Remi Ayodele.

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