Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
Change: Swap Simms for Boyd
We know who the starter is now, which is good and with Mike Vick as the team’s backup don’t be surprised if the Jets consider carrying just two quarterbacks into the season to make room elsewhere on the roster. Still, I think the Jets won’t want to take chances and will make Matt Simms their third man. He’s played markedly better than Tajh Boyd, who might be a practice squad addition at this point. There’s more upside with Boyd for the future, but for now he’s not supplanted Simms.
Offensive Line 
LT: D’Brickashaw Ferguson
LG: Brian Winters
C: Nick Mangold
RG: Willie Colon
RT: Breno Giacomini
Swing Guard: Oday Aboushi
Swing Tackle: Ben Ijalana
Backup Center: Dalton Freeman
The Jets seem dialed in on their offensive line and the right side is shaping up very nicely between Colon and Giacomini. This is a gritty group that could be dominant in run-blocking specifically. We know the Jets like both Will Campbell and Dakota Dozier and they’ve moved along nicely this summer, but this group has to be about fielding the best unit overall. Carrying nine lineman into the just won’t be feasible this year with serious concerns in the secondary and strong depth on defense. Among their backups, only Ijalana can’t play two different positions. Aboushi can play at guard and tackle and Freeman can play at center and guard. That’s the versatility the team needs at this unit.
Change: Evans moved to IR, Salas makes roster
Update: With the news that the Jets have cut Jacoby Ford today, we’ve added Saalim Hakim into the mix as the team’s designated returner on kicks and on special teams. We know that the Jets love Hakim’s speed. Ford had an offensive pass interference penalty and a muffed punt in the team’s dress rehearsal Friday night against the Giants. It was enough for the Jets to send him packing.
I know how crazy it is to even consider carrying seven receivers, but it is almost impossible for me to see how the Jets do it with less. The top of the roster looks pretty solid, but it gets tricky once we hit the Stephen Hill portion. Hill’s roster viability is being questioned, though I don’t see it. Saunders’ health concerns might make him a Non-Football related scratch from the roster. We’re sure the Jets would like to bring him along thanks to his punt return abilities, but we’re sure the Jets are doing everything they can to treat him properly before making that decision.
Should Saunders not make the roster due to health, look for Clyde Gates or Saalim Hakim to slide into that last spot.
Tight Ends 
1. Jeff Cumberland
2. Jace Amaro
3. Zach Sudfeld
Sudfield isn’t going to push anyone out of the way for reps on the roster this year, but he’s a compelling red zone target for a team looking to get bigger at every receiver position. Amaro had a nice week, capping his third preseason game with a touchdown from Geno Smith. The targets are there for Amaro to soak up in this offense and the more comfortable he gets, the more he’ll see.
There’s no reason to think that this team won’t bring a fullback with them into the regular season. The mix of Ivory, Johnson and Powell is going to yield dividends for this team. While the Giants first-team defense looks spotty, we still think that this week’s show from the running game is much of what we can expect from this team this season. While no one back might carry the ball 20 times a game; between the three of them don’t be surprised if the group carries the ball 35 times or more a game this season.