NY Jets: 4 veterans on offense in danger of being cut this summer

NY Jets, La'Mical Perine
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NY Jets, La'Mical Perine
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1. La'Mical Perine, RB, NY Jets

The Jets' running back rotation figures to look very different in 2021, and the hope is that the changes made to both the coaching staff and roster personnel will jumpstart what was a struggling running game a year ago.

La'Mical Perine is the running back on the roster who saw the most playing time in 2020, but he hardly impressed when given snaps. The former Florida standout averaged just 3.6 yards per carry on 64 attempts.

Meanwhile, the likes of Ty Johnson and Josh Adams each maximized their touches producing more than their less experienced counterpart.

The Jets also added veteran Tevin Coleman and rookie Michael Carter, two players who will likely compete for significant playing time early in the season.

Where does that leave Perine? Perhaps as the odd-man-out.

A fourth-round pick a year ago, Perine is clearly the square peg in the current Jets' running back room. Not the most elusive or speedy of runners, Perine just isn't a great fit for the current scheme that emphasizes outside runs.

The likes of Coleman, Carter, Johnson, and Adams fit what the Jets are looking for. Perine? Not so much.

This isn't to say that he's guaranteed to be cut. Perine was a fourth-round pick last year for a reason and he was partially slowed by injuries in his rookie season.

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But perhaps no player is under more pressure to perform this summer than Perine is. Quite literally, his roster spot depends on it.