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Predicting The New York Jets 53-Man Roster: Keeping Four QBs

Running Backs (4)

Notable Cuts:

The running back batch is pretty straight-forward. Matt Forte comes over from the Chicago Bears. What he does is not only provide the green and white with a featured back, but create an interchangeable due with Bilal Powell that allows for complete versatility.

Unless there’s a total upset, Khiry Robinson will act as the third back in this hierarchy. Tommy Bohanon is a lock as the only fullback on the roster, despite Chan Gailey’s allergic reaction to the old-school position.

Wide Receivers (7)

Notable Cuts:

In a Gailey spread ’em out offense, keeping seven wide receivers isn’t a stretch at all. In fact, an argument can be made that eight is possible.


Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, and Devin Smith, despite the questions of his recovery from a torn ACL, are locks. The versatility and extraordinary upside Jalin Marshall brings to the table has everybody thinking he’s a lock as well. As long as he can beat out Jeremy Ross in the return game, he’ll be in.

Kenbrell Thompkins looks solid as a depth weapon and Charone Peake will be kept around simply as a draftee. If anybody misses the cut, it’ll be Peake, however. Peake might have to contribute as a gunner on special teams in order to make the final 53.

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