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Arrest could ultimately cost Robby Anderson a roster spot

Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) gathers in a second half touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) gathers in a second half touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Young depth at receiver and a stricter regime could make Robby Anderson expendable to the New York Jets.

Second-year receiver Robby Anderson of the New York Jets was arrested at a Miami music festival on Sunday. Anderson was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. Anderson came on to the scene hot towards the end of last year, finishing the season with 42 catches and 587 yards.

In year two, Anderson, who was undrafted, was primed to show all 32 teams why passing on him was a mistake. Anderson possesses a unique combination of size and speed. Anderson, who is 6’3″, ran a blazing fast 4.34 at his Temple pro day. Anderson’s size and speed give him the potential to become a mismatch nightmare. When given the opportunity, Anderson stepped up in the final games of last season. Jets fans are hoping he can pick up where he left off come Week 1.

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The Jets drafted receivers ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, giving them newly found depth at this position. With Eric Decker rehabbing multiple injuries and Anderson’s recent arrest, Quincy Enunwa appears to be the only shoe-in to start Week 1. Aside from these four guys, Jalin Marshall and Charon Peake also showed some promise last season, which could make Anderson the odd man out.

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Since this is still considered a pending legal matter, don’t expect to hear much from the Jets until this is all over and dealt with. Anderson appeared to be a promising young receiver who could earn a starting role for years to come. But now, with depth at the position and a zero-tolerance policy for trouble, Anderson could be deemed expendable by the Jets.

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