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Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 45 Rontez Miles

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NFL: New York Jets at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Our Jets roster countdown now looks at Rontez Miles.

Name: Rontez Miles

Number: 45

Year with Jets: 6th

Projected Role: Backup safety and ace special teamer

His 2017: Miles backed up Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye at safety. His biggest impact, however, came on special teams. Miles was among the league leaders in special teams tackles with 16.

2018 will be a success if: Miles returns from a knee injury and provides the Jets with a quality backup safety to go with quality special teams play. Rontez is currently on the PUP list, and the timeline of his injury suggests he might begin the season on that list. Once he returns, he could be the third safety.

Odds of making the roster: This isn’t totally applicable since he could be on the PUP list to start the regular season. Once he is eligible, the odds the Jets of keeping him are Probable (75-99%).