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A Former College Football Star Has Been Released

A New York Jets helmet sitting on the field.

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07: A New York Jets helmet at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NFL teams around the country reported to training camp earlier this week. Over the next few weeks, rosters will be cut down to 53-man teams for the upcoming NFL season.

The New York Jets wasted no time slimming their roster by one today. Former Alabama football star Courtney Upshaw has been released.

Upshaw signed with the Jets on a one-year deal.

The Jets announced the news on Twitter.

Upshaw was an early second-round selection of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL draft. He was a two-year starter at Alabama where he became an All-American during his senior season in 2011.

During his rookie season, Upshaw helped the Ravens to a Super Bowl title. In the Super Bowl, Upshaw stripped LaMichael James of the ball - Baltimore would go on to score in the ensuing possession.

After a four-year stint with the Ravens, Upshaw signed with the Atlanta Falcons before eventually landing with the Jets.