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Jets Finalize Initial 53 Man Roster

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Jets Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Today is final roster cuts day, and the New York Jets have finalized (for now) their 53 man roster. Keep in mind this will very likely not be the 53 man roster the Jets field on opening day eight days from now. Trades might still happen, and all players cut by the 32 NFL teams today become eligible to sign. Players still on rookie deals are subject to the NFL waiver process. All such players can be claimed off of waivers by any NFL team, and they will be awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority, which is the same as the 2017 NFL draft order. Thus the Cleveland Browns have first priority on all waiver claims; the Jets rank sixth in priority and will only be awarded players passing through waivers if none of the five teams ahead of them have put in a claim. All players not on rookie deals who have been cut become free agents immediately and may be signed by any team immediately.

For now, subject to likely changes over the next few days, here is the Jets 53 man roster:

Quarterbacks (3): Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty

Running Backs (5): Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, Julian Howsare, Marcus Murphy

Tight Ends (3): Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett, Jason Vander Laan

Offensive Line (9): Kelvin Beachum, Brian Winters, Wesley Johnson, James Carpenter, Brandon Shell, Ben Ijalana, Dakota Dozier, Jonotthan Harrison, Brent Qvale

Wide receivers (5): ArDarius Stewart, Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Chad Hansen, Charone Peake

Defensive Line (6): Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams, Kony Ealy, Mike Pennel, Steve McLendon, Claude Pelon

Linebackers (9): Darron Lee, Demario Davis, Jordan Jenkins, Bruce Carter, Julian Stanford, Freddie Bishop, Dylan Donahue, Josh Martin, Lorenzo Mauldin

Cornerbacks (6): Juston Burris, Darryl Roberts, Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine, Derrick Jones, Marcus Williams

Safeties (4): Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Rontez Miles, Terrence Brooks

Special teams (3): Chandler Catanzaro, Thomas Hennessy, Lachlan Edwards

Injured Reserved (3): Quincy Enunwa, Chris Gragg, Corey Lemonier

Non Football Injured Reserved (1): Jeremy Clark

Suspended (2): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jalin Marshall