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NY Jets 53-Man Roster Cut Tracker 2022: Live updates and analysis

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The NY Jets have officially begun the process of making final roster cuts ahead of Tuesday's deadline. By 4 p.m. ET tomorrow, the Jets will be required to trim their roster to 53 players.

Over the next 24 hours, just shy of 30 players on every NFL roster will be released, the Jets included. There will be surprises as there are every year, both when it comes to players who make the cut and those who don't.

With more depth than at any point in recent memory, the Jets will have some very difficult decisions to make at key positions on the roster. In all likelihood, some of the guys released by New York will be claimed by other teams.

The Jets have already had four of their released players claimed off waivers by other teams within the last month, more than any other organization. Expect that trend to continue this week.

Below is a list of all the roster moves the Jets have reportedly made to this point. This list will be updated so be sure to check back frequently to keep up to date with every move the Jets make over the next few days.

NY Jets Roster Cuts Tracker

  • WR Calvin Jackson Jr. - SOURCE

Calvin Jackson made a strong case for a 53-man roster spot after an impressive summer that included game-winning touchdowns in two of the Jets' three preseason games.

Signed as an undrafted free agent following the Jets' rookie minicamp tryouts, Jackson feels destined for the practice squad and that's exactly where the organization wants him, per reports.

Provided he clears waivers, Jackson should be back with the Jets within 48 hours. Don't be surprised if he gets some snaps this year.

Another undrafted wide receiver, Irvin Charles made some noise this summer as well but ultimately couldn't do enough to earn a roster spot. Much like Jackson, the Jets plan to sign Charles to their practice squad if he passes through waivers.

At 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Charles is a good developmental X receiver to develop down on the practice squad for the time being. This also means that Jeff Smith and Denzel Mims will likely make the team as the fifth and sixth wide receivers, barring a trade.

A fourth-round pick in the Jets' infamous 2020 NFL Draft class, La'Mical Perine was always a longshot to make the 53-man roster this year. The former Florida standout has underwhelmed in the NFL to this point and finished with just eight carries for 31 yards last year.

To his credit, Perine looked like an improved player this summer and did make some plays in training camp, but there was never a real pathway for him to make the team.

He'll hope to sign on with some practice squad, whether it's with the Jets or another team.

  • LB Del'Shawn Phillips - SOURCE

The Jets signed Del'Shawn Phillips last offseason and, perhaps to the surprise of some, the former undrafted linebacker was actually one of only a handful of players to appear in all 17 games for the Jets last season.

Phillips was a core special teamer who even ran a little with the first-team defense this summer, but it always seemed unlikely that he would make the 53-man roster.

Don't be shocked if Phillips is brought back on the practice squad, though. He's a favorite of special teams coordinator Brant Boyer.

The Jets are going to have to make some very difficult decisions when it comes to their defensive end room and Bradlee Anae is the first casualty of the team's abundance of depth.

A former fifth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, Anae was signed by the Jets this offseason and put together a very impressive summer. The highlight was a strip sack/scoop-and-score against the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.

The Jets plan to bring Anae back on their practice squad, but that will require him to clear waivers first — something that's not a guarantee.

The first true surprise of Jets roster cuts, I had Javelin Guidry making the 53-man roster as the team's primary backup nickel cornerback. The speedy Guidry is a victim of a suddenly crowded Jets cornerback room.

Signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, Guidry has appeared in 28 games for the Jets over the last two years including all 17 last season.

He's another player the Jets would love to sneak onto their practice squad, but much like Anae, there might be some interest from other teams. Guidry's release is likely good news for Justin Hardee who was also on the roster bubble.

The Chris Streveler story was a fun one, but it was never meant to last. The former CFL star led the Jets to three come-from-behind victories this preseason and outplayed fellow backup Mike White.

Unfortunately, Streveler was never going to beat out White for the QB3 role. The Jets might keep Streveler around on the practice squad until Zach Wilson returns from injury, but it's hard to imagine his Jets career lasting much longer than that.

This one is a surprise. Tevin Coleman has been pretty well-established as the Jets' RB3 this summer which makes his release quite the shock. That said, this move might not be what it seems.

Coleman is a vested veteran who can be brought back without clearing waivers. Don't be surprised if he's re-signed within a couple of days after the Jets place someone (Conor McDermott) on the injured reserve.

If not, you have to believe this is excellent news for both Ty Johnson and undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight who were both on the roster bubble.

Tanzel Smart put together an excellent summer, but it was always going to be difficult for him to crack the 53-man roster in such a deep defensive line group. His release isn't exactly a surprise.

The Jets will attempt to bring Smart back on their practice squad, where he's spent the majority of the last two seasons, as one of the team's top reserve defensive tackles.

Signed as an undrafted free agent last year, Kenny Yeboah becomes the victim of the Jets' revamped tight end room. Realistically, there was never a true pathway to a roster spot for the former Ole Miss standout, especially after a quiet summer.

Yeboah will hope to return to the Jets' practice squad, although that's not a guarantee with Lawrence Cager and Trevon Wesco potentially also vying for those spots.

Isaiah Dunn made the Jets' roster as an undrafted free agent last summer, but in a crowded cornerback room, he faced an uphill battle this year. What makes this cut interesting is the report that went with it.

Per Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson, teams have been calling about a potential trade for Dunn and that could still materialize today. If not, it seems likely that Dunn is claimed on waivers.

If for some reason that falls through as well, expect him to end up back on the Jets' practice squad.

Another very big surprise here, Jason Pinnock ran with the first-team defense for a lot of the summer while Lamarcus Joyner was sidelined. Pinnock transitioned to safety and played very well down the stretch last season which makes this release all the more surprising.

A fifth-round pick in last year's draft, Pinnock was seen as the Jets' top backup safety and the potential heir apparent to Joyner. Not entirely clear what the Jets' plan is here.

I'm sure they'd love to bring him back on their practice squad, but given how well he's played, that seems unlikely. Expect him to have a ton of interest on the waiver wire.

The surprising safety moves just keep coming. Will Parks put together perhaps the best summer of any safety on the Jets' roster, but it wasn't enough to keep him on the team.

Parks shined in limited action for the Jets last season and certainly outplayed former third-round pick Ashtyn Davis, but it appears the Jets are sticking with Davis (over Parks and Pinnock) instead in a very puzzling move.

Expect Parks to end up back on the Jets' practice squad provided he doesn't receive any 53-man roster offers from other teams. Don't be surprised if the Jets make another addition at safety now either.

A sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Jonathan Marshall entered camp competing for a roster spot with veteran Nathan Shepherd. He played well too, but not well enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.

The Jets will likely look to bring Marshall back on the practice squad, provided he passes through waivers. This is good news for Shepherd who probably warrants a spot on the team now.

One of the last surviving members of Mike Maccagnan's final draft class, Trevon Wesco appears to be on the way out after three years with the team. Wesco has been used primarily as a blocking tight end and fullback and was also a core special teamer.

This is good news for converted wide receiver Lawrence Cager who appears to have made the 53-man roster. Wesco could be a candidate for the practice squad.

After attempting to arrange a trade with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, the Jets ultimately released Chuma Edoga after the two sides couldn't agree on a deal. The fact that he was going to be cut likely had something to do with it.

Edoga is another member of Maccagnan's failed final draft class who just never developed in his three years in the league. An athletic swing tackle, Edoga could garner interest from other teams.

  • LB Marcell Harris - SOURCE (Jets)

Marcell Harris was signed in the offseason to compete for the third linebacker spot, and the early impression was that he was the favorite given his prior history with Robert Saleh in San Francisco.

Unfortunately, Harris missed a ton of time this summer due to injury and never made up ground. He's someone the Jets could bring back on their practice squad as a veteran who knows the system.

  • CB Rachad Wildgoose - SOURCE (Jets)

A sixth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in last year's draft, Rachad Wildgoose was signed by the Jets last November and he made five appearances with the team in 2021.

Wildgoose was always a long shot to make the 53-man roster but he could be brought back on the practice squad depending on what happens with guys like Isaiah Dunn and Javelin Guidry.

  • FB Nick Bawden - SOURCE (Jets)

The Jets signed Nick Bawden last September and he went on to play nine games with the team, taking over the primary fullback role. The former seventh-round pick played well and looked to be a frontrunner for the job this summer.

However, injuries kept him sidelined for an extended period of time and the Jets opted not to carry a fullback on their 53-man roster. He seems like a prime candidate to be re-signed to the practice squad.

  • WR Tarik Black - SOURCE (Jets)

Tarik Black was never going to crack the 53-man roster in a crowded wide receiver room. Black was signed to the Jets practice squad last December and even hauled in his first career pass in the team's final game of the season.

With Calvin Jackson and Irvin Charles likely bound for the practice squad, it's unclear if Black has a role with the Jets.

  • LB Hamsah Nasirildeen - SOURCE (Jets)

A sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Hamsah Nasirildeen actually entered his rookie season as a starter for the Jets before injuries and inconsistent play knocked him down the depth chart.

If the Jets kept five linebackers, Nasirildeen was the obvious choice. Instead, they choose to carry four and will hope to sneak Nasirildeen onto their practice squad.

  • LB DQ Thomas - SOURCE (Jets)

The Jets gave DQ Thomas more guaranteed money than any undrafted free agent they signed this spring, but that wasn't enough to keep him on the roster.

Thomas didn't pop the way the Jets expected him to and didn't do much this summer until the team's final preseason game. Still, he feels like a likely practice squad candidate.

  • OT Conor McDermott - SOURCE (Jets)

The release of Conor McDermott leaves the Jets with just three offensive tackles on their roster in Duane Brown, George Fant, and rookie Max Mitchell.

I assumed the Jets would keep McDermott on the roster until after the deadline passed so they could place him on the injured reserve with the veteran tackle nursing an ankle injury. Instead, they just outright released him.

The Jets still like McDermott and I wouldn't rule out a return at some point, but for now, they're going in a different direction. Expect an external addition to be made.

  • C Ross Pierschbacher - SOURCE (Jets)

Ross Pierschbacher got a lot of work with the second and third-team offenses this summer as a backup center and could be brought back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

  • OT Grant Hermanns - SOURCE (Jets)

Grant Hermanns spent the last two summers with the Jets and will once again hope to stick around on the practice squad. Hermanns became notorious for his training camp spats, although he never seemed likely for the 53-man roster.

  • OG Chris Glaser - SOURCE (Jets)

The Jets signed Chris Glaser a few weeks ago after the injury to Mekhi Becton. His stay in New York is a short one and he'll now hope to sign on with the practice squad.

The Jets will add some offensive line depth to their practice squad and there's a chance Glaser is among those who stick around.

  • DE Jabari Zuniga - SOURCE (Jets)

Jabari Zuniga showed signs of major improvement this summer and did more than enough to earn a roster spot. Unfortunately, he just becomes a victim of the numbers game.

The Jets will look to sign Zuniga to their practice squad unless he's claimed on waivers, something that remains a very real possibility. This is good news for Vinny Curry who likely makes the team unless he's placed on the injured reserve.

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