5 NY Jets candidates to be cut going into the summer

Which notable Jets players could be cut this summer?
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The NY Jets have managed to assemble one of the most talented rosters in franchise history. Of course, that claim doesn't matter unless it results in wins, but on paper, it's hard to deny the talent of this Jets team.

The moves the team made this offseason further solidified their case as genuine Super Bowl contenders. Now, the process of finalizing their 53-man roster for the 2024 season begins.

An influx of talent leads to increased competition and, in turn, some difficult decisions that will have to be made. The Jets might have a tough time limiting their roster to just 53 players this summer.

The following five players should be considered firmly on the roster bubble as we draw closer to training camp in July. Here are five Jets cut candidates to keep an eye on this summer.

5. Xavier Gipson, WR, NY Jets

Xavier Gipson is probably the "safest" of the Jets' roster bubble receivers, but even he isn't guaranteed a roster spot. He will be fighting for his job alongside the likes of Jason Brownlee, Irvin Charles, and others this summer.

Gipson's special-teams prowess helped him earn a spot on the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie last year, as the former Stephen F. Austin standout spent the majority of the season as the Jets' primary kick and punt returner.

There were some highlights, namely his game-winning walk-off punt return touchdown in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, but there were also some concerns about ball security that popped up here and there.

Gipson has some steep competition this year with rookie Malachi Corley, veteran Tarik Cohen, and others pushing him for his return man spot. If he loses that job, there's no guarantee he makes the 53-man roster.