The New York Jets finalized there 53 man roster Saturday for the start of the regular season.
There were no surprises during the cutting process for the New York Jets. The most notable player that was cut was quarterback Greg McElroy. The Jets will be carrying four quarterbacks including Matt Simms and Graham Harrell. Simms made the roster over McElroy because of his impressive performance Thursday night against the Eagles.
The Jets will only carry five wide receivers. Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Santonio Holmes, Clyde Gates and Ryan Spadola all made the roster. Holmes will most likely be out week one meaning the Jets will only have four receivers for the opener again Tampa Bay. The Jets lack much experience and depth at wide receiver but will have to play well if the Jets are going to be anything close to functional on offense.
Nick Folk beat out Dan Carpenter for the kicking spot and Jason Smith former 2009 2nd overall pick didn’t make the team either.
-Rex Ryan said he will not name his starting quarterback until Wednesday of this week. Mark Sanchez deserves the job but due to his injury he may not be able to play. Geno Smith struggled in his only preseason start but may win the job by default. If Smith plays well it will be hard for Ryan to pull Smith at any point in the season. If Smith starts week one, he will most likely start all season.