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Ben Blessington and Michael Nania break down the state of every position on the New York Jets’ roster as they prepare to cut down the roster to 53 players.

In just nine days, the New York Jets will be opening up their 2020 season with a trip to Buffalo.

With training camp officially wrapped up, the Jets are in the process of making their final decisions on who to keep, who to drop, and who to stash on the practice squad.

Rosters are still limited to the traditional total of 53 players, but the limit for practice squads has been expanded from 10 players to 12 players.

Here is where the oft-discussed new 55-man roster comes into play. Teams are now allowed to activate one or two players from their practice squad to the active roster each week, thus creating the opportunity for a 55-man roster in a given week. A player cannot be activated more than twice in a season, however.

The gameday active total of 48 players cannot change, meaning that the number of players on the gameday inactive list (which is 5 with a usual 53-man roster) will increase with each promoted player. If one player is promoted, there must be six inactives, if two are promoted, there must be seven.

Ben Blessington and Michael Nania break down the present and future of each position on the Jets roster, giving their estimations of what may happen in the coming days.


  • QB breakdown – 3:31
  • RB breakdown – 8:46
  • WR breakdown – 13:46
  • TE breakdown – 18:42
  • OL breakdown – 25:54
  • DL breakdown – 31:02
  • OLB breakdown – 37:42
  • ILB breakdown – 41:20
  • CB breakdown – 45:41
  • S breakdown – 51:27
  • ST breakdown – 1:00:23

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