New York Jets Projected 53-Man Roster

August 28th, 2012
Jets huddle

(Photo: US Presswire)

By Ryan Alfieri, Editor

The Jets, (along with the rest of the NFL), need to be down to 53 players by Friday. As of now, the roster is at 75 players after a wave of  Saturday cuts, so there are still plenty of heads on the chopping block headed into Thursday’s final preseason game against the Eagles.

Here are projections for the final roster:

Quarterbacks (3)

Starter(s): Mark Sanchez

Backup(s): Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy

Left out: Matt Simms


Running Backs (5)

Starter(s): Shonn Greene, John Conner (FB),

Backup(s): Bilal Powell, Joe McKnight, Terrance Ganaway

Left out: N/A


Wide Receivers (6)

Starter(s): Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley (slot)

Backup(s): Patrick Turner, Chaz Schilens, Jordan White

Left out: Dexter Jackson, Eron Riley


Offensive Tackles (3)

Starter(s): D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Austin Howard

Backup(s): Jason Smith

Left out: Paul Cornick, Dennis Landolt


Guards (3)

Starter(s): Brandon Moore, Matt Slauson

Backup(s): Vadimir Ducasse

Left out: Robert Griffin, Fred Koloto


Centers (2)

Starter(s): Nick Mangold

Backup(s): Caleb Schlauderaff

Left out: Matt Kroul


Tight Ends (3)

Starter(s): Dustin Keller

Backup(s): Jeff Cumberland, Dedrick Epps

Left out: Hayden Smith, Tarren Lloyd


Defensive Ends (5)

Starter(s): Muhammad Wilkerson, Mike DeVito

Backup(s): Quinton Coples, Marcus Dixon, Jay Richardson

Left out: N/A


Defensive Tackles (2)

Starter(s): Sione Pou’ha

Backup(s): Kenrick Ellis

Left out: Martin Tevaseu, Damon Harrison


Inside Linebackers (4)

Starter(s): David Harris, Bart Scott

Backup(s): Demario Davis, Josh Mauga

Left out: Nick Bellore, Marcus Dowtin


Outside Linebackers (4)

Starter(s): Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas

Backup(s): Aaron Maybin, Garrett McIntyre

Left out: Ricky Sapp, Brett Roy


Cornerbacks (5)

Starter(s): Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson (slot)

Backup(s): Ellis Lankster, Isiah Trufant

Left out: Julian Posey Ryan Steed, Donnie Fletcher, LeQuan Lewis


Safeties (5)

Starter(s): LaRon Landry, Yeremiah Bell

Backup(s): Eric Smith, Josh Bush, Antonio Allen

Left out: D’Anton Lynn


Specialists (3)

Starter(s): Nick Folk (Kicker), T.J. Conley (Punter), Tanner Purdum (Long Snapper)

Backup(s): N/A

Left out: N/A

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