The NY Jets are about to complete their slate of preseason games after Sunday's dress rehearsal with crosstown rivals, the New York Giants. Final roster cutdowns are on the horizon, with three preseason games in the books. NFL teams must cut their rosters by Tuesday from 80 to 53 players. Once the waiver process clears, teams will put together their initial 16-player practice squads.
The roster activity during this period will be fast and furious. Players who make the initial 53 may be replaced by waiver claims from other teams. It happens every year. Everything about an NFL roster during the regular season is fluid. Particularly on the bottom end of rosters, and injuries will play a part in the makeup of teams every week.
The NY Jets are in a unique situation. Because, unlike the previous two offseasons, there's much less uncertainty regarding the configuration of the team's 53-player roster. However, there are players who were drafted in 2019/2020 who are on the bubble to make Robert Saleh's roster. The last two draft and free agent classes under the new coaching regime have put holdover players from Adam Gase's squad in a tenuous position. See the current Denzel Mims situation, Ashtyn Davis, and Bryce Hall, among others.
The next step in getting to the games that count has arrived. Here's our 53-player roster projection for the 2022 New York Jets. Along with the team's 16-player practice squad.