NY Jets: 4 longshots who can sneak onto the 53-man roster

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NY Jets, Zane Lewis
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1. Zane Lewis, S, NY Jets

The Jets' safety depth is rather thin at the moment with Ashtyn Davis sidelined until at least Week 2 as he continues to rehab from foot surgery.

Marcus Maye and Lamarcus Joyner are the obvious starters, but behind them, there is serious competition for the backup safety jobs. Right now, the position battle is wide open.

Veteran Sharrod Neasman seems to have the edge, but one player who's made a strong impression this summer has been Zane Lewis.

Lewis spent last summer with the Arizona Cardinals before being waived and picked up by the Jets in August. He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad and is now looking to make the cut this year.

Only this time, he's doing so as a safety — not as a cornerback.

Lewis has shined this summer recording three interceptions during team drills and flashing the playmaking ability that made him one of the top defensive backs in the Mountain West Conference at Air Force.

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The Jets are looking for a fourth safety to keep around and Lewis' strong summer could just earn him a spot on the final roster.