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Jets 53 Man Roster Winners and Losers

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As the dust settles on roster cuts, who were some of the Jets who came out ahead on cutdown day? Who was disappointed? It is important to note that there still likely will be moves between now and Sunday. Not everybody currently on the roster is necessarily safe. Let's take a look at where things stand now, however.

Winner: Robby Anderson

He really came out of nowhere to become a preseason star. His 264 receiving yards led the league in preseason. Yes, he worked mainly against backup. Yes, the truly great receivers in this league played limited snaps. Still, Anderson played his way from longshot to lock. It wasn't even noteworthy when the roster came out with his name on it Saturday. It was a given he would be on the team.

Loser: Dee Milliner

The Jets gave him every chance over the last two years. In 2015, they signed three cornerbacks, allowing Milliner to slide into an easier depth role. He couldn't even do the job there. This year he struggled with both injuries and poor play in the preseason, ending his Jets career. The Jets cut him even though they did not save any money on a fairly hefty cap charge.

Winner: Charone Peake

Peake cooled off after a hot start to his preseason, but he did enough to land on the roster. Sometimes young and cheap is a tiebreaker.

Loser: Kenbrell Thompkins

He won't get a chance to avenge his big drop Week 2 in Buffalo. Thompkins just couldn't get healthy enough to impress, and his raise likely worked against him. Suddenly, he became more expensive than the alternatives. Don't count out a Thompkins return at some point if the Jets suffer injuries at wide receiver.

Winner: Jalin Marshall

Marshall flashed enough early in camp to get reps with the first team offense. He apparently showed enough upside to make the team even though Jeremy Ross seemed to have outperformed him in preseason games.

Loser: Jeremy Ross

I said going into the preseason that Ross would likely not make the team if it was close with Marshall based on youth and upside. It was close enough.

Winner: Brandon Bostick

It was a bit of a shocker to see him on the 53 man roster Saturday, and even more of a shocker to see he survived the Jets claiming two more tight ends on Sunday. I still am not convinced he is out of the woods, but he might have earned a chance to make people remember his career for something other than that unfortunate special teams play in Seattle two years ago.

Loser: Jace Amaro

For whatever reason, it seemed like this new regime disliked Amaro from the start. He didn't do himself any favors in the preseason with the drops and the fumble. Amaro gave the coaching staff and front office a reason to get rid of him, and they took it.

Winner: Julian Howsare

This is quite a story. He was a small school defensive player who converted to fullback, and made an NFL team. I remember when he was going through the Draft process, he created a website just to try and get attention. At a time of year where we see so many dreams die, this is a nice story.

Loser: Tommy Bohanon

Honestly, I thought Bohanon was lucky to last as long as he did. He wasn't a great player.

Winner: Dakota Dozier

How this guy keeps making the team I have no idea. He's still here, though.

Loser: Dexter McDougle

Apparently a third round pick gets you 50 total snaps these days.