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NY Jets: 6 practice squad players who can contribute in 2021

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4. Kenny Yeboah, TE, NY Jets

Kenny Yeboah's game-tying Hail Mary reception in the final game of the preseason will go down as one of the best plays in Jets preseason history. But it wasn't enough to earn him a spot on the 53-man roster.

Despite this, the Jets remain high on Yeboah and were happy to see him pass through waivers unclaimed last week. Given their lackluster tight end room, there's a good chance we see him on the active roster in 2021.

Yeboah was one of the team's most high-profile undrafted signings and the Jets plan to continue developing him on the practice squad. But if one of their tight ends suffers an injury, Yeboah will be the first player they call.

Even in the absence of injuries, we could still see Yeboah later in the season if the Jets want to add a spark to the position. Yeboah may have been cut, but his Jets career is far from over.

3. Vyncint Smith, WR, NY Jets

Vyncint Smith went from running with the first-team offense at times in practice to getting cut last week. Such is life in the wacky, ever-changing world of the NFL.

Still, the Jets' coaching staff loves Smith's speed and kept him around on the practice squad for a reason. The German-born speedster will be the first player promoted if any wide receiver goes down with an injury.

It's not as if Smith is an unproven commodity either. At 25-years-old, Smith has a few years of experience with the Jets and could easily make an impact in Mike LaFleur's offense if asked to.

His added special-teams ability just gives him one more avenue to contribute.

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