Saturday, September 3, 2011
The final 53-man roster (for now)
By Rich Cimini
The Jets' 53-man roster, as of Saturday at 6 p.m.
QB (3) -- Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Greg McElroy (injured). Comment: Need a No. 3 until McElroy returns.
RB (5) -- Shonn Greene, John Conner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell. Comment: All set.
WR (5) -- Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress, Derrick Mason, Jeremy Kerley, Logan Payne (injured). Comment: You'd be hard-pressed to find a player who raised his stock over the past year more than Payne, who sticks despite a serious wrist injury.
TE (3) -- Dustin Keller, Matthew Mulligan, Jeff Cumberland. Comment: All set. I think.
OL (8) -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Matt Slauson, Nick Mangold, Brandon Moore, Wayne Hunter, Vladimir Ducasse, G Caleb Schlauderaff (acquired from Packers), Rob Turner (injured). Comment: Schlauderaff in a trade for a conditional pick. He plays with a nasty streak, seemingly going out of his way to punish opponents. But he doesn't have much athleticism and really is only comfortable at left guard.
DL (7) -- Mike DeVito, Sione Pouha, Mo Wilkerson, Marcus Dixon, Ropati Pitoitua, Martin Tevaseu, Kenrick Ellis. Comment: Team has no interest in veteran DE Igor Olshansky, cut by Cowboys, according to a source.
LB (9) -- David Harris, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Jamaal Westerman, Josh Mauga, Nick Bellore, Garrett McIntyre, Aaron Maybin. Comment: Lots of Cinderella stories, but depth still a question mark.
DB (10) -- Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Eric Smith, Jim Leonhard, Kyle Wilson, Donald Strickland, Brodney Pool, Marquice Cole, Emanuel Cook, Isaiah Trufant.Comment: Also a chance for some bottom-of-the-depth chart movement. Dwight Lowery traded to the Jaguars. They'll miss his versatility.
SP (3) -- Nick Folk, T.J. Conley, Tanner Purdum. Comment: Conley had a good preseason, but is he better than Matt Dodge, cut by the Giants?