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:
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.
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.
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.
Kellen Winslow Jr.
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: