Our next player in the Jets roster countdown series in George Atkinson.
Name: George Atkinson
Year with Jets: 1st
Projected Role: Running back depth
His 2017: Atkinson spent training camp with the Oakland Raiders but was not selected to make their final 53 man roster. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. The Chiefs waived him in the spring, and the Jets picked him up.
2018 will be a success if: Atkinson can snatch the role of number three back and make a few contributions for the Jets.
Odds of making the roster: After a strong second preseason game, I think Atkinson’s odds went up a tad. The injury to Elijah McGuire also creates an opening. Improved odds do not necessarily equate with good odds, however. I still get the feeling the Jets like Trenton Cannon better. A big preseason finale might change things, but I put him as Unlikely (25-50%).