Hempstead, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Jets Monday cut veteran wide receiver Curtis Conway.
The expected move was made just three days after the club acquired wide out Justin McCareins from the Tennessee Titans in a trade. The Jets sent the Titans a second-round draft pick to get him.
Conway, who signed with the Jets as a free agent last season, started 15 games. He finished the season with 46 catches for 640 yards and two touchdowns.
Conway was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears back in 1993. The 11- year veteran had more than a 1,000 yards receiving in both 1995 and 1996. He had career highs in touchdown catches with 12 in 1995 and catches during the 1996 season with 81 receptions. He also played with San Diego from 2000-02, posting a career-high in yards receiving with 1,125 in 2001.
Considered a disappointment last season, the Jets benched him after the team started 0-4, replacing him with Santana Moss. Moss had a breakout year, catching 74 balls for 1,105 yards with 10 touchdown passes.
McCareins has played three seasons, with his best season coming last year. He averaged 17.3 yards per catch, hauling in 47 balls.