The NY Jets officially extended their preseason winning streak on Monday night, scoring a come-from-behind 24-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
It wasn't always a pretty game as both teams finished with double-digit penalties on what was a sloppy, rainy night at MetLife Stadium. In many ways, it was the epitome of preseason football.
The Jets opted to rest the vast majority of their starters which opened the door for a number of back-of-the-roster players to receive more playing time. Which players made the most of their increased opportunities?
Let's take a look at seven Jets players whose stock is on the rise following Monday night's preseason victory.
7. Lawrence Cager, TE, NY Jets
Lawrence Cager still feels like a bit of a roster longshot, but if he fails to make the team, it won't be due to a lack of effort on his part. Few players have done more to improve their stock over the summer than he has.
The converted wide receiver once again shined on Monday finishing as the Jets' leading receiver with three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. The highlight came on a 34-yard crosser that he turned into a touchdown midway through the third quarter.
The Falcons never picked up Cager who seemingly made the correct decision on a choice route, and the former Georgia standout turned on the Jets and burst into the end zone for the score.
If the Jets carry four tight ends, it's hard to argue that Cager doesn't deserve a spot on the 53-man roster. He continues to prove his worth both in practice and the preseason.