New York Jets: Will Chris Owusu make the final roster?


The New York Jets ended their preseason with a 3-1 final record but it won’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things as the team prepares for the start of the regular season. They beat the Philadelphia Eagles in their preseason finale to the tune of 24-18 and once again proved that their offense will be just fine thanks to how everything is in sync. The ground game is solid and the passing game proves it can definitely keep those chains moving. Now the difficult choices are upon the Jets as they finalize their roster to meet the 53-man minimum, especially with which players to keep at wide receiver.

When it comes to wide receiver Chris Owusu, he definitely left a lasting impression to end his preseason on a solid note. Against the Eagles, Owusu totaled 72 receiving yards on 5 receptions and a touchdown. His 14.4 yards per catch were also very impressive.

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Owusu should definitely make the final roster thanks to his speed, ability to haul in tough catches and the fact that he could also double up as an option to be a special teams returner.

When you’re as versatile as Owusu, it makes it harder to cut someone like him who can contribute in various ways across the team offensively. Of course the football world won’t know his fate until later on today but if anything, at least he gave it his all in training camps and preseason football.

We here at The Jet Press would like to thank the Media Relations Department of the Jets for sending us a complete transcript featuring direct quotes from Owusu himself as he addressed his kickoff returns, how the team has been playing and more. Here it is in its entirety:

On how it felt returning kicks…

It felt good. I got one return and the guys up front blocked well and I just went out there and hit the seam.

On if he returned kicks before…

Yeah, I did it in college.

Aug 29, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chris Owusu (17) returns a kick off from the New York Giants during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

On how important it is to be versatile when you’re trying to make a team…

It’s good. I think variety and versatility in this league is beneficial, just to allow the coaches to play you in multiple positions, so it’s good.

On if he felt good about how the team performed tonight…

Yeah. It was good. It was fun to go out there and compete with a lot of guys who gave it their best tonight. It was a testament to our coaching staff and the guys who come out here to not just treat it as a preseason game, but a game where it’s our job to go out there and give it our best. I just want to thank God for the opportunity, really appreciate my family, my friends and my teammates for going out there and giving it their all tonight.

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