News: Jets submit first 53 man roster

In all likelihood, this roster will change between now and next Sunday, but as of the cutdowns from 75 to 53, here is where the Jets roster stands:

OFFENSE
QB (4) — Graham Harrell, Mark Sanchez, Matt Simms, Geno Smith
RB (4) — Kahlil Bell, Tommy Bohanon, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell
WR (5) — Clyde Gates, Stephen Hill, Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Ryan Spadola
TE (3) — Jeff Cumberland, Konrad Reuland, Kellen Winslow
OL (9) — Oday Aboushi, Will Campbell, Willie Colon, Vladimir Ducasse, D’Brickashaw Ferguson,Austin Howard, Nick Mangold, Caleb Schlauderaff, Brian Winters

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

  • At first look, keeping Graham Harrell seems like an odd move, but considering that Sanchez is still recovering, Harrell might stick around for a few weeks.
  • Kahlil Bell’s experience with the organization and the games he put together in the preseason were enough for him to take over the spot vacated by John Griffin upon his injury. Bell will have to work hard on his pass protection if he wants to see time as a third-down back for the team.
  • The fact that the Jets are only carrying five receivers at this point is a good indication where Santonio Holmes might be in his recovery process. If he’s close, then they might have felt comfortable with cutting loose both BenO and MoMass.
  • While nothing is settled just yet, I was surprised to see both Oday Aboushi and Will Campbell make the team. The Jets might be looking for an opportune time to shelve them or get them to the squad before too long as they are just not ready for prime time. In terms of additional transactions, consider the offensive line an work in progress.

DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS
DL (5) — Leger Douzable, Kenrick Ellis, Damon Harrison, Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson
LB (10) — Antwan Barnes, Nick Bellore, Quinton Coples, Demario Davis, David Harris, Danny Lansanah, Josh Mauga, Garrett McIntyre, Calvin Pace, Ricky Sapp
DB (10) — Antonio Allen, Josh Bush, Antonio Cromartie, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Dawan Landry, Ellis Lankster,Dee Milliner, Isaiah Trufant, Darrin Walls, Kyle Wilson
ST (3) — Nick Folk, Robert Malone, Tanner Purdum

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

  • We consider Coples to be a lineman, but whatever. Either way, this is by far the strongest unit top to bottom and there are those inside the organization that think Snacks should challenge Ellis for the starting spot. Douzable has been a nice find, and is a luxury considering the rest of that group.
  • The Jets linebacking corps is as many envisioned it and while there aren’t many names in there that strike fear in the hearts of opponents, it’s going to be a good enough group. The Jets carrying 5 interior linebackers is interesting, especially considering Harris’s decline in play in the last season.
  • While Revis might be gone, the corners are still plenty deep enough and would be the envy of many a team around the league.
  • Many will wring their hands over the safety group, but if anything the Jets under Rex Ryan have just not placed a premium on safeties and so while there will be bumps, especially where Harris’s role ends and the safeties role begins, they will be able to spackle over the group with the pressure and the corners that this defense will generate.