Former Boston College Eagles linebacker Steele Divitto was cut by the New York Jets on Saturday following the team’s Week 3 preseason game against the Giants.
The Jets are in the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players in their first round of cuts, and Divitto was amongst the seven who were released from the team.
Steele Divitto was signed by the Jets following the 2014 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent. That followed a strong career at Boston College; during his senior season alongside the Seattle Seahawks’ Kevin Pierre-Louis, Divitto led the Eagles in tackles with 112, including six for a loss. He finished his Boston College playing days with 296 tackles.
He is the first former Eagle to get cut from his team’s roster during the preseason. Former and current Eagle Ifeanyi Momah made it through Philadelphia’s cut to 75, and Nate Freese did the same with the Detroit Lions; Freese could end up as Detroit’s full-time kicker.
Meanwhile, it is likely that former four-year starting quarterback Chase Rettig will get cut by the Green Bay Packers at some time relatively soon, and that is a view shared by others.
Unfortunately, this is a grim time of year for late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents, as many of the Boston College Eagles that got contracts might be released in the near future.