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

NY Jets, Derrick Kelly
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NY Jets, Bradlee Anae
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2. Chris Glaser, OG, NY Jets

The Jets signed Chris Glaser less than a week ago following the injury to Mekhi Becton. The former Virginia standout was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent this May before being released by the team at the start of training camp.

Glaser has experience playing both left and right guard, but the Jets have enough guard depth that they don't need him on the roster. He played just 16 snaps on Friday (tied for the lowest among all Jets offensive linemen) and finished with an abysmal 49.9 Pro Football Focus grade.

The only other option after cutting both Derrick Kelly and Glaser was veteran Isaiah Williams. Williams spent time with the Jets last season, played more snaps than either Kelly or Glaser on Friday, and has the versatility to play tackle or guard.

That gives him the edge over his teammates for now.

1. Bradlee Anae, DE, NY Jets

This was the hardest cut to make on this list. The Jets signed Bradlee Anae to a reserve/future contract back in January and there was some initial optimism surrounding the addition.

A former fifth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, Anae was seen as a potential Day 2 pick before sliding in the 2020 NFL Draft following a disappointing Combine performance.

Anae is a promising young player who has legitimate upside, but the Jets are just so deep at the position that they can't justify carrying 10 defensive ends into the next cut deadline.

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The choice here was either Anae or former waiver-wire pickup Tim Ward. I went with Anae simply because Ward was a Joe Douglas favorite who received some playing time last season.