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Bloody Friday, cut-down day

Friday is the bloodiest day of the year in the NFL. Rosters must be pared to 53 by 9 p.m., which means the Jets have 22 pink slips to hand out.

There's always a surprise or two. This year, most of the speculation is focused on FB John Conner. Other veterans on the bubble include WR Chaz Schilens, LB Ricky Sapp and CB Isaiah Trufant.

Our projections:

LIKELY GONERS: QB Matt Simms, WR Joe Collins, WR Royce Pollard, TE Hayden Smith, TE Tarren Lloyd, OT Paul Cornick, OG Fred Koloto, OG Matt Kroul, OT Dennis Landolt, DL Damon Harrison, LB Brett Roy, CB Donnie Fletcher, P Spencer Lanning, CB LeQuan Lewis.

ON THE BUBBLE: Conner, Schilens, WR Jordan White, WR Eron Riley, TE Dedrick Epps, DT Martin Tevaseu, DE Jay Richardson, LB Marcus Dowtin, Sapp, S D'Anton Lynn, CB Julian Posey, Trufant.