The Jets released running back Michael Carter on Tuesday, the team announced, after Robert Saleh said the team was looking into changes for the offense.
The third-year rusher had eight carries for 38 yards and 15 receptions for 68 yards across nine games during the 2023 season.
In Sunday’s 16-12 loss to the Raiders, Carter did not record a rushing attempt and failed to catch his lone target.
A fourth-round pick out of North Carolina in the 2021 NFL Draft, Carter averaged 4.3 yards per carry as a rookie, but struggled in his second season with the Jets, falling to just 3.5 yards per carry as Breece Hall broke out as the lead rusher.
The 24-year-old was further pushed down the depth chart when the Jets signed Dalvin Cook before the 2023 season began.
Carter’s release likely means more work for rookie Israel Abanikanda.