NY Jets 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad prediction

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NY Jets roster cuts

  • La'Mical Perine
  • Denzel Mims (trade)
  • Tarik Black
  • Kenny Yeboah
  • Trevon Wesco
  • Chuma Edoga
  • Chris Glaser
  • Vinny Curry
  • Marcell Harris
  • Justin Hardee
  • Tony Adams

With 53 players on the active roster and 16 practice squad spots, I was forced to make 11 permanent cuts. Of course, that number will almost assuredly be higher with additions expected to be made between now and the start of the regular season.

There are undoubtedly a few players on this list who belong on NFL rosters and will, at a bare minimum, sign on with other teams' practice squads.

Running back La'Mical Perine's time with the Jets comes to an end in unspectacular fashion. The former fourth-round pick has underwhelmed during his time with the Jets and doesn't deserve a spot over Ty Johnson or Zonovan Knight.

One way or another, I don't see Denzel Mims being on the Jets' final roster. Whether that's because he's outright released or, more likely, traded, his time in New York is likely coming to an end very soon.

Tarik Black was a straightforward cut as undrafted rookies Irvin Charles and Calvin Jackson have shown more this summer. It wasn't easy to cut ties with Kenny Yeboah and he could still sneak onto the practice squad, but the Jets have enough tight ends that they can let him go.

Trevon Wesco misses out on a practice squad spot with Nick Bawden filling his role. Meanwhile, the Chuma Edoga experiment ends with the Jets finally cutting their losses. Reserve guard Chris Glaser follows him out the door, although he could push for a practice squad spot.

Vinny Curry and Marcell Harris are two veterans who I can see returning in the future. Both players were expected to make the roster as of a few months ago but lost a lot of ground due to nagging injuries.

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The Jets save $2 million in cap space by cutting Justin Hardee while undrafted safety Tony Adams just misses out on a practice squad spot. I wouldn't be surprised if the Jets went with him over Ashtyn Davis, though.