Jets waive rookie LB Dowtin

November, 20, 2012
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rookie LB Marcus Dowtin, who didn't travel with the team to St. Louis last weekend even though he wasn't on the injury report, was waived Tuesday by the Jets.

Dowtin played in the previous three games, compiling 48 plays on special teams and two on defense. On one of his two defensive plays, he struck Dolphins QB Matt Moore in the head, resulting in a $15,750 fine from the league.

The circumstances surrounding his ouster are curious, considering he was a healthy scratch last week. He was seen Monday in the locker room. Dowtin, an undrafted rookie, spent the first six games on the Jets' practice squad.

The Jets have 51 players on the roster.

UPDATE: The decision to waive Dowtin stems from a special-teams meeting last week. He either missed a meeting or was kicked out of a meeting, and that was the reason he didn't travel to St. Louis, according to a source.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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