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  • Jets' Elijah McGuire: Could be caught in roster crunch

    McGuire will have to earn a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of reports.

    Stypulkoski's prediction for the roster has McGuire on the outside looking in, but the 25-year-old running back still has plenty of time to change that outlook during training camp and the preseason. The Jets are unlikely to carry five running backs when the season starts, meaning one of Bilal Powell, Ty Montgomery, Trenton Cannon or McGuire will likely be on the chopping block with new starter Le'Veon Bell assured the top spot on the depth chart. Montgomery can also play wide receiver while Cannon could morph into an ace on special teams, while McGuire doesn't bring the versatility often required of players on the roster bubble.

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  • Jets' Trenton Cannon: On roster bubble

    Cannon will have to battle for a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of reports.

    New York's roster battle at running back will likely come down to the preseason, as the Jets currently have five capable bodies in camp and are unlikely to keep them all. Cannon played well in coverage on special teams as a rookie last season and has the potential to turn into a dangerous returner if he can curb his fumbling issues, making him a strong fit for the back end of the roster. He'll need to beat out at least one of Bilal Powell, Ty Montgomery or Elijah McGuire behind starter Le'Veon Bell.

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  • Jets' Ty Montgomery: Will compete for roster spot

    Montgomery will have to earn a roster spot in camp, Matt Stypulkoski of reports.

    With New York bringing back veteran Bilal Powell, the team is set up for a healthy running back competition behind Le'Veon Bell. Stypulkoski believes Montgomery's ability to shift to wide receiver in a pinch should help earn him the inside track for one of the available spots behind Bell, but the team almost certainly won't keep all of Bell, Powell, Montgomery, Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon.

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  • Jets' Le'Veon Bell: Still building chemistry in NY

    Bell participated in only two spring practices with the Jets, so he's still in the process of building chemistry with quarterback Sam Darnold and the rest of his new teammates, Matt Stypulkoski of reports.

    Bell opted to work out on his own versus participating in voluntary OTAs, so he hasn't shared the field with his new teammates much as of yet. With training camp and the preseason still to come, the superstar running back still has plenty of time to familiarize himself with his new situation in the Big Apple after sitting out all of the 2018 season for the Steelers. Bell plays a crucial role as a receiver out of the backfield in addition to his work on the ground. Thus, getting on the same page as Darnold will be imperative for the offense to hit the ground running come Week 1.

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  • Jets' Sam Darnold: Struggles during minicamp

    Darnold and the Jets offense struggled during June minicamp, though dropped passes were part of the problem, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

    Darnold's work throughout the offseason program has mostly drawn praise from the media, but it sounds like the Gang Green defense got the best of the offense in the final few practices before training camp. In addition to learning a new scheme from coach Adam Gase, the 22-year-old quarterback is trying to get comfortable with offseason acquisitions Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder. The Jets have a well-balanced group of pass catchers, though tight end could be a weak spot early in the season with Chris Herndon expected to serve a short suspension.

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  • Jets' Chris Herndon: Expected to serve suspension

    Herndon faces the likelihood of a two-game suspension after pleading guilty in January to driving while intoxicated,'s Rich Cimini reports.

    Arrested in June last year, Herndon doesn't have any other reported infractions under the NFL's substance-abuse policy, but he could serve more than two games if something else comes up or his DWI charge has aggravating circumstances. He's otherwise locked in as the Jets' starter at tight end after catching 34 of 49 targets for 455 yards and four touchdowns over the final 11 weeks of his rookie season. Even with increased competition for Sam Darnold's attention, Herndon shouldn't have much trouble topping his rookie-year mark of 3.5 targets per game. His likely absence early in the season will free up snaps for some combination of Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco.

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  • Jets' Robby Anderson: Nursing undisclosed injury

    Anderson (undisclosed) is not practicing Thursday due to an apparent injury, Rich Cimini of reports.

    It sounds like Anderson has actually been limited since Tuesday and, overall, hasn't gotten many reps in team drills during this week's minicamp. The Jets haven't provided a reason for his limitations, but the fact Anderson is present at practice bodes well for his long-term health. We won't be worried about him unless his injury drags into training camp.

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  • Jets' Montrel Meander: Headed to Big Apple

    The Jets claimed Meander (quadriceps) off waivers from the Raiders on Wednesday.

    Meander will move across the country after Oakland cut him earlier this month to make room for another defensive back in Isaiah Langley. The 24-year-old didn't see any NFL action as an undrafted rookie in 2018 and will likely have a tough time cracking the Jets' 53-man roster.

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  • Jets' Bilal Powell: Back with Jets

    Powell and the Jets agreed to terms on a one-year deal Friday.

    Powell's workout with the Jets earlier Friday appears to have gone well enough that the two parties agreed to reunite. The 30-year-old missed the final nine games of the 2018 season with a neck injury, but received medical clearance to continue his football career in early May. Even though Powell has history with the Jets and has found some success as a passing-down back, his fantasy value faces some serious obstacles, the most obvious one being that he'll have to fight for reps behind new additions Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery.

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  • Jets' Quinnen Williams: Gains medical clearence

    Williams (calf) will be a full participant in the Jets' mandatory minicamp next week, Rich Cimini of reports.

    Williams had been dealing with the calf injury for almost two weeks, but the Jets apparently aren't overly concerned with his health heading into his rookie. Assuming he steers clear of any noteworthy setbacks with the calf injury, the Alabama producti should stake his claim to the starting job at nose tackle.

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Rushing Passing Overall
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Def. 126.3

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