The New York Jets released running back Joe McKnight and 13 other players on Monday.

McKnight, the Jets' fourth-round draft choice in 2010, carried the ball 112 times for 502 yards over three seasons with New York. The USC product also returned 76 kicks and seven punts.

The Jets also released running back Chad Spann, offensive linemen Patrick Ford, Trey Gilleo and Stephen Peterman, wide receivers Joe Collins, Marcus Rucker, K.J. Stroud and Rahsaan Vaughn, linebacker Sean Progar-Jackson, defensive backs Donnie Fletcher and Bret Lockett, punter Ryan Quigley and long snapper Patrick Scales.