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NY Jets: Predicting the 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad

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NY Jets tight ends/fullback

  • Tyler Kroft, Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco (4)

This could be the area where a surprise cut or two occurs. For months now, there have been hints about how Mike LaFleur's offense will closely resemble his brother Matt's in Green Bay, more so than the one of Kyle Shanahan's in San Francisco.

Look for the Jets to utilize their tight ends and fullback position in a similar way that the Packers do, as interchangeable blockers in motion, on the edge, and as leads.

Just because there are only four players listed on the 53-man roster here doesn't mean that the Jets won't utilize their practice squad to elevate an additional tight end to their weekly roster. More on that later. 

A lot like the Jets running back position, tight end could be a committee approach. The early signs for Tyler Kroft, who has had durability issues in the past, are promising. He can be a factor in the red zone if he stays healthy.

Will Chris Herndon remain on the team? He probably will because of his talent, but it hasn't translated on the field consistently for quite some time. 

Ryan Griffin is one of the team's smartest and toughest players. He provides value in the run and passing game as a blocker. But his age could work against him if the Jets decide to go with a younger player at the position.

Trevon Wesco has a chance to break out as one of the team's best role players. The Jets do not have another player like him on their roster. So if he were to get hurt, it would affect the team in a few different areas.

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