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5 roster bubble players the NY Jets could trade this summer

NY Jets, Ty Johnson
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4. Jabari Zuniga, DE, NY Jets

Another player from that ill-fated 2020 draft class who has fallen short of expectations is Jabari Zuniga. Drafted in the same around as Davis, Zuniga has arguably flopped even harder than his teammate with just 11 games and one career sack under his belt.

That said, Zuniga has shown considerable improvements this summer and is making a strong push for one of the final roster spots. Unfortunately, there may just be too many bodies in front of him.

Defensive end is arguably the deepest position group on the roster, and even with Zuniga playing as well as he has, it's hard to see there being a spot for him, barring injury.

The Jets could capitalize on Zuniga's strong summer and shop him around to see if there are any takers. It's better than exposing him to the waiver wire in an effort to stash him on the practice squad for another year.

3. Ty Johnson, RB, NY Jets

Ty Johnson entered the 2021 season as arguably the top running back on the Jets' depth chart. One year later, he's fighting for a roster spot that may not even be there.

Johnson fell down the pecking order last season and is firmly entrenched as the team's RB4 at the moment. If the Jets carry four running backs, he's still likely to beat out undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight for that final spot. But it's no guarantee the Jets do carry four running backs.

That's why it might make sense to see what the team could get for a player who has flashed in the past. Johnson is lightning quick and could garner some interest from a running-back-needy team.

Right now, he's likely penciled in as a healthy scratch on game days if he makes the roster. And that's really a best-case scenario for the former waiver-wire pickup.

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