NY Jets news: Post-minicamp 53-man roster predictions

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NY Jets tight ends (4):

- Chris Herndon, Tyler Kroft, Trevon Wesco, Daniel Brown

Perhaps the most interesting roster battle of the entire summer will come at tight end. Seriously.

The Jets have six tight ends currently on their roster and each of them could make their own individual case to make the team.

The only true locks are Chris Herndon and Tyler Kroft, although it's unclear who the starter will be after Herndon's slow spring.

Trevon Wesco figures to have an inside track to a roster spot given his versatility to double as a fullback. Unless someone like undrafted rookie Kenny Yeboah could challenge him for that role, his roster spot should be safe.

Expect the Jets to carry four tight ends, especially with Wesco serving as the de facto fullback. Many would expect veteran Ryan Griffin to earn that spot — and it's certainly possible — but the Jets might go a different route.

Veteran Daniel Brown was re-signed in the offseason and while he doesn't offer much in the way of offensive production, he has been the team's most valuable special-teamer over the last two seasons.

Special teams coordinator Brant Boyer has a lot of say in the organization as evidenced by a few of the team's moves this offseason.

Boyer likes Brown, and his value on special teams could lead to him earning that final roster spot.