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Jets 53 Man Roster and Practice Squad Projection

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Here is my final crack at figuring out the Jets' roster.

Active Roster (53)

QB (4): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg

Depending on his injury from last night, Petty could plausibly end up on IR, but I will bet against that right now.

RB (4): Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Khiry Robinson, Tommy Bohanon

I did not think there was much of a chance the Jets would keep an extra back, but Khiry Robinson's return makes that unnecessary.

WR (6): Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Kenbrell Thompkins, Jeremy Ross, Robby Anderson, Charone Peake

This was the same as I had it earlier in the week, but I don't think Jalin Marshall did anything to play his way back onto the roster.

TE (4): Kellen Davis, Quincy Enunwa, Jace Amaro, Zach Sudfeld

Again, I have no changes here. I know Amaro could end up getting the boot, but are you seriously telling me Davis and Sudfeld deserve to be on this roster more than he does?

OL (8): Ryan Clady, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Brian Winters, Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale, Wesley Johnson, Craig Watts

This is my first chance. I think Brandon Shell played himself from being a lock to off the roster. Based on this kind of film, I think he makes the practice squad. I just can't see another team feeling like Shell is worthy of a roster spot. Who replaces him? In the last projection, it would have been Dakota Dozier, but I don't think he earned a roster spot either so I go with Watts. It also could be Breno Giacomini if he avoids the PUP list. I also think the Jets could be active on the waiver wire here.

DL (6): Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, Jarvis Jenkins, Deon Simon, Lawrence Thomas

Thomas was one of the guys I waffled on the most in my last projection, but I thought he had a solid game to take a spot for now at least. Simon made a push for playing time in regular season action.

ILB (5): David Harris, Erin Henderson, Darron Lee, Bruce Carter, Taiwan Jones

Jones is my second change. His performance was so strong that I thought he earned a spot. This is the perfect storm. He played well at the same time David Harris got hurt. Because of Harris' injury, I see the Jets keeping an extra linebacker at least in the short term.

OLB (4): Lorenzo Mauldin, Jordan Jenkins, Freddie Bishop III, Mike Catapano

It wasn't a great preseason for this position group. I think Trevor Reilly is near the end, though.

CB (5): Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Juston Burris, Dee Milliner

I wouldn't be shocked to see Milliner gone at this point. I'm just not sure I saw another cornerback step up and assert himself worthy of a roster spot.

S (4): Calvin Pryor, Marcus Gilchrist, Rontez Miles, Ronald Martin

Miles and Martin both earned backup spots in the preseason.

ST (3): Nick Folk, Lac Edwards, Tanner Purdum

This is a lock.

Suspended List (1)

Sheldon Richardson

Physically Unable to Perform List (2)

Devin Smith

Breno Giacomini

Practice Squad (10)

Jalin Marshall

Doug Middleton

Dakota Dozier

Dexter McDougle

Brandon Shell

Bryson Keeton

Chandler Worthy

Dominique Williams

Julian Howsare

Wes Saxton