Predicting the 2013 New York Jets Final 53 Man Roster: Updated

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Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik Jr. prior to the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

OK, time to start doing our best John Idzik impression. Yes, several days ago, I made my predictions for the final 53. Well, we are in the last two days before the roster becomes official, and some moves have been made with the roster down to 75. So, I figured I would update my predictions and give you one more version, before the team releases the final players to get down to 53 for real. Let’s see how we do:

QUARTERBACK
Mark Sanchez
Geno Smith
Matt Simms

Last night, I believe Simms did more than enough to earn that third string spot. Despite the fact that coach Ryan said that the team will “consider” carrying 4 quarterbacks, I do not see it happening. I stick with my previous prediction that the Jets will role with these three.

RUNNING BACK
Chris Ivory
Bilal Powell
Mike Goodson
Kahlil Bell

Thanks to his performance last night, Kahlil Bell earned his way on this roster. Goodson, despite his transgressions, will make the team as well. If they carry a fifth until Goodson is eligible, it will be Mossis Madu. I am not sure enough that he will stay to include him in my 53.

FULLBACK
Tommy Bohanon

WIDE RECEIVER
Santonio Holmes
Jeremy Kerley
Stephen Hill
Clyde Gates
Ryan Spadola
Mohamed Massaquoi

One change from my previous list, Massaquoi for Obomanu. I think Mohamed will stick, especially since he wasn’t even used last night. I think that showed the trust they have in him.

TIGHT END
Kellen Winslow Jr.
Jeff Cumberland
Konrad Reuland

OFFENSIVE LINE
Nick Mangold
Vladimir Ducasse
D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Willie Colon
Austin Howard
Brian Winters
Jason Smith
Caleb Schlauderaff
Oday Aboushi

Despite Winters’ poor play last night, I believe he sticks, as does Jason Smith. Don’t worry, we will only see Smith in his jumbo packages when he is “#63 tackle eligible!” Schlauderaff sticks as Mangold’s backup, as well as other spots on the line.

Defense and special teams on the next page:

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