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Jets Roster Analysis: Rontez Miles Gives the Jets Safety Depth

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach the 2016 season, we are going to profile the players on the roster. Today we look at Rontez Miles

Name: Rontez Miles

Number: 45

Year With Jets: 4th training camp

Projected Role: Backup safety/subpackage player/special teamer

His 2015: Miles leveraged a strong preseason into a spot on the practice squad. Then his number was called when the safety position was hit with injuries. He played a strong game against Buffalo starting on a Thursday night and another quality game off the bench against the Giants.

2016 will be a success if: Miles plays at the same level he did in those limited snaps he got last year. He seems to always be around the ball against the run. Todd Bowles might find some creative ways to get him onto the field as a linebacker/safety hybrid. Safety has long been a problem spot for the Jets, but it feels like there is now solid depth for once.

Odds of making the roster: Probable (75-99%)