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Projecting the final NY Jets 53-player roster and 16-player practice squad

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NY Jets Wide Receivers (6): Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson, Braxton Berrios, *Denzel Mims*, Jeff Smith

NY Jets Practice Squad: Calvin Jackson, Irvin Charles

Out: Tariq Black

The top four spots are secure. The question becomes who dresses on game days as the fifth receiver. The projected #5 WR is on his way out.

Denzel Mims has done enough in the summer to survive the Jets chopping block, but he might not be on the team when the season starts. Mims and his agent Ron Slavin have requested a trade. Mims is in no better position with New York than he was a year ago when he was WR #5, inactive on game days. He is looking to start anew somewhere else. The writing is on the wall for him to resume the same role in 2022 if he is still a Jet in the coming days and weeks.

A Mims departure could open the door for one of the Jets' young receivers like Calvin Jackson and Irvin Charles. But it also creates the possibility that the Jets could look towards the waiver wire for a young veteran. Likely someone who can play on the outside and contribute on special teams. In the meantime, the final receiving spot is up for grabs. Have the Jets' young inexperienced wideouts done enough to usurp the experienced swiss army knife, Jeff Smith? The answer is likely no. 

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NY Jets Tight End/Fullbacks (5): C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, Jeremy Ruckert, Lawrence Cager, Nick Bawden

NY Jets Practice Squad: Kenny Yeboah

Out of the mix: Trevon Wesco

The out-of-nowhere depth at this position is why the Jets may not be able to sport four running backs or seven receivers on the 53-player roster. Lawrence Cager has shown enough promise as a legit receiving threat that if the Jets decide to sneak him onto their PS. They will run the risk of losing him outright.

Because practice squads can store up to six veterans with two or more seasons of experience. I wouldn't rule out Trevon Wesco sneaking on there because of his ability to play fullback. But this might be the end of the road for the 2019 draft pick in green and white.

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