NY Jets: Full analysis of the 53-man roster and practice squad

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NY Jets Running Backs

  • Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, La'Mical Perine
  • Practice Squad: Josh Adams

Despite some momentum built late for Josh Adams to make the active roster, Carter, Coleman, Johnson, and Perine round out the running back group on the 53-man roster.

Each runner brings a different skill-set to the table, and each halfback will likely be a part of a weekly rotation with defined roles.

There's mystery as to who will emerge as the Jets' lead ball carrier. But the early indications are that we could see a full-blown committee approach.

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NY Jets Wide Receivers

  • Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims, Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios, Jeff Smith
  • Practice Squad: Vyncint Smith, D.J. Montgomery

The surprise in this group is Jeff Smith making his way onto the roster as technically the No. 7 receiver. His active roster status could change before week one. But presuming, Smith is on the 53 for Week 1.

The question becomes, will he be active? Smith, the former Boston College QB, brings a lot of versatility to the table. His skillset could force another one of the Jets receivers into inactive status on game days.

Jeff Smith is a jack of all trades. He can bring value on special teams, as a runner and receiver on offense, and act as an emergency quarterback if needed.

These traits could push the Jets to de-activate Denzel Mims or Braxton Berrios on game days, provided that Smith remains on the 53-man roster.

With the Jets in a full-blown youth movement. Trade rumors will hover over Jamison Crowder all season long. Crowder's absence from practice on Wednesday had the whole Jets beat buzzing about the possibility of the veteran slot receiver being shipped away by Gang Green.

As it turns out, he has a minor groin injury. There's no getting away from it — Crowder, who is in the last year of his Jets deal, could be traded before the NFL trade deadline this coming season, despite the value, be brings as a safety valve for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.