The Jet Press Podcast: Ezekiel Elliott rumors, Hard Knocks, Panthers preview

  • Hard Knocks recap!
  • Ezekiel Elliott rumors
  • Stock report for Jets players
  • Jets vs. Panthers preview
NY Jets, Ezekiel Elliott
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In the latest episode of The Jet Press Podcast, Justin Fried and Mike Luciano discuss all things "Hard Knocks," the latest Ezekiel Elliott rumors, some players trending up/down, and a preview of the Jets' upcoming preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.

The Jets made their long-awaited return to "Hard Knocks" on Tuesday night in an episode that was very well received by fans. From Tanzel Smart's...questionable verbal slip-up to Aaron Rodgers' spotlight, Justin and Mike recapped the first episode of the hit HBO show.

The next top of discussion pertained to free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott. Jeff Howe of The Athletic recently reported that the Jets remain interested in the former All-Pro running back.

Could Elliott be a solid contingency plan for the Jets if they miss on Dalvin Cook? What does Elliott have left in the tank? What value could he provide to the Jets? Justin and Mike broke it all down.

We're a little over a month out from the Jets' regular-season opener, and we've seen quite a few players raise their stock over the course of the summer. On the other hand, a few others have seen their standing with the team fall.

Justin and Mike discussed some of the biggest risers and fallers on the roster this summer. What does the future look like for Mekhi Becton? Should he be given a chance to start at right tackle over Max Mitchell and Billy Turner?

What about guys like Jeremy Ruckert and Zack Kuntz? Then there's early "Hard Knocks" star Chazz Surratt. There are a lot of interesting players on this Jets roster, including some players fighting for roles/roster spots.

Finally, Justin and Mike provided a brief preview of this Saturday's preseason game between the Jets and Panthers. What are the top matchups to watch? Which players should you keep an eye on? It's all discussed in detail.

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