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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  • matr dontelli iii

    Goodson doesn’t count on the 53 until he’s active, does he? And wouldn’t his inactivity allow bush to make it until week five? The rest I completely agree with. As a side note, as horrible as the clown media is and as low an opinion I have of their opinions, would you believe I got an email from CBS (owners of our fantasy league) giving me the Matt Mullen award for the worst fantasy roster in our league (maybe all of CBS, I don’t know). Naturally the guy who drafted second and didn’t show and was therefore auto drafting in the ‘CBS order of talent’ was the ace of the draft. The best part about it us we get to play the games and see! I’ve got the players I wanted!

    • TheJetPress

      I believe it from what you were telling me about your draft LOL. Not sure about the rules on Goodson., as to whether he counts or not….Great guys to ask on that are the guys from Jets Nation website

      • Frank Antonelli

        Goodson will be placed on the league’s suspended list and not count against the 53 man roster.

  • matr dontelli iii

    When we put players on the practice squad they can be plucked by another team at any point, correct? And if so, what are that teams requirements? Active roster for the rest of the season or return them? Or can they be placed on their own practice squads? or are they released outright rather than returning them? And one more, when placing players on the practice squad do they need to clear waivers first? Thanks in advance. And I do think you’re being a little lazy when you fail to list the practice squaders :)

    • TheJetPress

      Very funny wise guy. Yes, players can be chosen off of a practice squad at any point. I don’t believe that they have to be active, I think they can be used as practice squad. Yes, if we are going to bring guys back to PS, they have to clear waivers first.

  • Paul Newbold

    Offense I have little argument, though the Jason Smith prediction I’m not too sure of, he surely can’t be counted on as depth, keeping him just to run the “jumbo” seems a waste of a roster spot. Defensively, I have to question keeping Pace on the roster, surely there is a young LB, who has potential. Pace just doesn’t make sense on the roster. Trufant goes, Bush sticks I think. Trufant;s special teams work has kept him around, but his actual cover skills are questionable. I saw little from the DB’s to say we have a ton of depth. Actually I’m worried about the secondary, Wilson should probably be cut or traded, but who do you replace him with? Millner has been injury pronged and hasn’t really impressed. This year’s draft class has had its difficulties.

    • Frank Antonelli

      As usual we differ! Pace and Trufant are locks for this team. Pace still has value and Rex loves him. Rex loves DBs and Trufant has shown enough to not only stick but play a fairly regular role. Wilson is getting a bad rap, they had a pretty good defense last year with Kyle as the starting CB. Millner is not injury prone. I watched a lot of Alabama last year (Roll Tide!)
      and he played in virtually every game when he was there. He’s a star in the making.

    • Alan Schechter

      Thanks for the feedback Paul. You are sure right about the new draft class, other than Richardson it has been rough. I agree that Pace should go, I just don’t think he necessarily will. As far as Wilson, if “Captain PI” ever was gone, maybe that kid running back kicks, Mike Edwards could replace him. Hadn’t given that a lot of thought though.

  • Frank Antonelli

    Garay has supposedly been released. Not a huge surprise given how poor he was versus the run against the Eagles backups. They also may bring him back after the first game when contracts aren’t guaranteed, namely, they can cut him at any time after week 2 and not have to pay his full, annual salary.

    • Alan Schechter

      Yes frank, it looks like Garay has been released…Thanks for the Goodson info as well.