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Predicting the 5 players the NY Jets will cut before Tuesday's deadline

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4. Rashard Davis, WR, NY Jets

The Jets already released one wide receiver on Monday when they waived undrafted rookie Keshunn Abram to make room for the recently signed Duane Brown. Another receiver who could join Abram on the open market soon is Rashard Davis.

Davis was signed by the Jets late last month and the former CFL standout was hoping to make a case for a roster spot this summer. Unfortunately, his inconsistencies have gotten the better of him.

Davis struggled with drops during the Jets' Green & White Scrimmage and muffed a punt during Friday's preseason game. His speed and explosiveness are noticeable, but it's hard to imagine he finds a way onto the 53-man roster or even the practice squad.

While Davis was a nice story coming over from the CFL, his issues with drops and inconsistencies as a returner make him an early cut candidate.

3. Kai Nacua, S/LB, NY Jets

The Jets signed Kai Nacua late last season after a string of injuries at the safety position. Nacua went on to appear in three games, although he was primarily used on special teams.

The Jets' coaching staff decided to move Nacua to more of a hybrid safety/linebacker role this season with the hope that he could push for a roster spot. It's hard to imagine that happens, however.

Nacua played just seven defensive snaps in Friday's game (the lowest among all Jets defensive players not named Quinnen Williams), all at the strong safety position.

The 27-year-old is just a victim of the numbers game at this point. The only other player considered here was undrafted rookie Tony Adams, although Adams' youth works in his favor here. He has a better chance at sticking around on the practice squad than Nacua.

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