Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart has a lot of work ahead of him if he plans to make the final roster of the New York Jets once training camp is over. Stewart is easily on the roster bubble.
The wide receiver corps of the New York Jets is a one of potential and well, mystery. Quincy Enunwa returns from a severe neck injury he suffered last season. Robby Anderson, despite his offseason distractions, is coming back to pick up where he left off from but will likely get suspended by the NFL to start the season.
Jermaine Kearse is coming off his best season yet in the NFL and will likely continue his momentum. Terrelle Pryor is a wildcard at this point in time but if healthy, can be an x-factor on offense for the Jets.
That right there takes up four spots on the depth chart at wide receiver for the Jets. It’s likely the team will keep at least five, possibly even six wide receivers on the final roster if they feel the talent is there and for precautionary reasons. Injuries happen as there is no guarantee Enunwa will be the same player that was dominating the scene just a few years ago.
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For ArDarius Stewart, he’s in a tough position at this point in time. So far during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, he hasn’t done much to separate himself from the rest as the majority of buzz has been around Chad Hansen.
Of course, this is all in t-shirts and shorts as anything can change once the pads come on and the real training camp begins in late July. Hopefully, Stewart steps up big time and proves his worth when it matters most then because if he doesn’t, he could be on the roster bubble since Hansen has been making a strong case for himself.
The Jets want to field the best team possible featuring the best players in each positional group but at wide receiver, it’s a crowded situation that will get clarity once training camp is here. Stewart has the potential to be a decent contributor on offense but entering his sophomore season with the Jets, it’s time to put that potential to results on the gridiron. For now heading into training camp, Stewart is on the outside looking in.