NY Jets: 4 surprise cuts the team could make this summer

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NY Jets, Tevin Coleman
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1. Tevin Coleman, RB, NY Jets

The Jets wouldn't cut Tevin Coleman before he even takes a snap with the team, would they? It's not out of the realm of possibility.

The Jets signed Coleman in the offseason to serve as veteran insurance for a young running back room. He entered spring practices as the de facto starter, but seemed to take a backseat role to rookie Michael Carter at minicamp.

He's still expected to receive plenty of snaps on offense this season, but much like the cornerback competition, anything is possible with the Jets running back battle.

The Jets could cut Coleman with a dead cap charge of just $400,000 making it reasonable from a financial standpoint. And if the younger backs on the roster outperform him, Coleman isn't guaranteed anything.

Realistically, it would likely take Carter, Ty Johnson, and La'Mical Perine all proving that they could handle a rotational role in 2021 for the Jets to consider moving on from Coleman.

Is it likely? Not exactly, but it is possible.

Again, we're talking surprises here. The Jets releasing Tevin Coleman is a move that most likely wouldn't see coming, but it is a realistic possibility.

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The NFL world is cruel to aging running backs, and Coleman could become the next victim.