Ridgefielder Steele Divitto was among seven players cut by the New York Jets following Saturday night’s preseason game against the New York Giants.
Divitto, a linebacker at Boston College whom the Jets signed as a free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft in May, had played sparingly in the Jets’ first three preseason games. He was on the field for 17 plays against the Cincinnati Bengals (Aug. 16) but just one play against both the Indianapolis Colts (Aug. 7) and the Giants.
Divitto caught the attention of pro scouts during his senior season at Boston College in 2013. He finished with a team-high 112 tackles, including six for a loss.
The cuts came ahead of the deadline for NFL teams to reduce their rosters to 75 players by Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Divitto played one season at Ridgefield High before transferring to national prep power Don Bosco in New Jersey.