The Jets have till Tuesday at 4 p.m. to chop their roster from 80 gamers to 53.
Basic supervisor Joe Douglas doesn’t have many powerful selections this 12 months. The Jets do not need nice depth and there are only a few debates to have. Whereas he’ll reduce the roster to 53 on Tuesday, that’s the “preliminary” 53 and never the ultimate. Douglas’ work will solely be beginning. The Jets certainly will work the waiver wire, the place they’re No. 2 in claiming order, so as to add gamers to their roster earlier than the Sept. 12 opener in opposition to the Panthers.
Right here is our crack at projecting the 53-man roster:
Zach Wilson, Mike White
Early in coaching camp, I assumed James Morgan could be on the staff, too, however after watching him battle in camp and in preseason video games, I feel the Jets will simply go together with Wilson and White. Douglas doubtless will attempt to sneak Morgan onto the observe squad by not making him one in all his preliminary cuts, however doing it nearer to the Week 1 recreation.
Operating Backs (4)
Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, Michael Carter, La’Mical Perine
That is a straightforward one. Josh Adams didn’t get any carries at Inexperienced Bay, a foul signal for his prospects of creating the staff. The one complicating issue is Perine is now coping with a foot damage.
Extensive Receivers (6)
Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims, Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios
That is an attention-grabbing place. The primary three are no-brainers. Mims clearly remains to be making an attempt to win the coaches’ belief and now has been sidelined with a hip damage. Nonetheless, he’s too gifted for the Jets to surrender on. Berrios will get the nod because the sixth receiver partially due to his punt return capacity, but in addition as a result of he had a powerful camp. D.J. Montgomery, Jeff Smith and Vyncint Smith all had good moments in camp, however will get caught by the numbers recreation.
Tight Ends (4)
Tyler Kroft, Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco
Wesco is now extra of a fullback than a good finish, however we’ll nonetheless checklist him right here. This group will not be nice, however Kroft had an excellent recreation at Inexperienced Bay. Griffin is recovering from a hamstring damage.
Offensive Line (8)
Mekhi Becton, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten, Morgan Moses, George Fant, Dan Feeney, Jimmy Murray
It’s nonetheless a toss-up as to who will begin at proper sort out, Moses or Fant. The loser of that competitors would be the backup swing sort out. Feeney has struggled whereas filling in for an injured Vera-Tucker, however the Jets gave him $3 million assured, so he’s not going anyplace.
Defensive Line (8)
Quinnen Williams, Sheldon Rankins, John Franklin-Myers, Bryce Huff, Folorunso Fatukasi, Nathan Shepherd, Ronald Blair, Hamilcar Rashed
This unit took a success final week with the lack of Carl Lawson for the season. Lawson transferring to IR opened up a roster spot for Rashed, an undrafted free agent. Blair has been injured all through camp, making his standing to start out the season a query mark.
C.J. Mosley, Jamien Sherwood, Noah Dawkins, Hamsah Nasirildeen, Blake Cashman
The lack of Jarrad Davis for 2 months to an ankle damage makes a skinny group even thinner. The Jets could also be relying on two rookies to play so much. Dawkins has emerged as a possible starter over the previous week. Douglas could also be trying so as to add to this group from the waiver wire.
Bless Austin, Bryce Corridor, Michael Carter II, Javein Guidry, Isaiah Dunn, Brandin Echols, Justin Hardee, Jason Pinnock
One other unit that’s frighteningly younger. Hardee is on right here for his particular groups play. That is one other group that may have some additions after cutdown day.
Marcus Maye, Lamarcus Joyner, Sharrod Neasman, J.T. Hassell
Ashtyn Davis remains to be getting back from a foot damage and certain will keep on the PUP checklist to start out the season, that means he received’t be on the lively roster till midseason. Neasman has gotten lots of enjoying time with Joyner sidelined during the last two weeks.
Matt Ammendola, Braden Mann, Thomas Hennessy
One other 12 months, one other kicker. Ammendola had a powerful coaching camp and beat out Chris Naggar and Sam Ficken. Douglas could also be taking a look at kickers on the waiver wire, however Ammendola has proven sufficient to get the Week 1 nod.