Jets close out the preseason with a 21-17 victory

The Jets finally closed out the preseason schedule with a 21-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the game didn’t have much, no starters on the Jets or Eagles side but it had HUGE implications for many involved.

Danny Woodhead and Matt Kroul are two players who all but assured themselves at spot on the 53 man roster, along with Mark Brunell, Santonio Holmes and Chauncy Washington led the offense to 21 points.

Kroul and CB Brian Jackson are two players on the defense who really stood out to me tonight, and really put a stamp on the preseason that could have earned them a job. Kroul had 2 sacks to lead the defense who played really well as a unit, CB Brian Jackson was all over the field batting down a few balls and forced a fumble. Jackson is trying to crack a secondary that right now isn’t all that deep with Darrelle Revis MIA, Jackson, the undrafted rookie from Oklahoma has outplayed Drew Coleman and Marquice Cole in each of the preseason games, and could find his way on the roster come tomorrow.

Im not going to go to deep into the game because lets be honest, its the 4th preseason game and there’s not much to it, but what i will do for you all is give you my FINAL 53 Man roster prediction and to quote the late great Michael Jackson, ” This is It!, I love you all” sorry lame i know, but in all seriousness, here we go.

QB- 3

Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Kellen Clemens

RB- 4

Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson, Chauncy Washington, Joe McKnight

FB- 2

Tony Richardson, John Connor

TE- 3

Dustin Keller, Ben Hartsock, Jeff Cumberland

WR- 5

Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery, Brad Smith, David Clowney, Danny Woodhead WR/RB (S.Holmes suspended 4 games)

OL- 8

D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Matt Slauson, Nick Mangold, Brandon Moore, Damien Woody, Vladamir Ducasse, Robert Turner, Wayne Hunter

OFFENSE total 25

DL- 6

Shaun Ellis, Kris Jenkins, Sione Pouha, Mike DeVito, Matt Kroul, Vernon Gholston

LB- 8

Bryan Thomas, David Harris, Bart Scott, Jason Taylor, Kenwin Cummings, Jamaal Westerman, Calvin Pace (out week 1) Lance Laury

CB- 7

Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Dwight Lowery, Brian Jackson, Drew Coleman, Marquice Cole

S- 4

Jim Leonhard, Brodney Pool, James Ihedigbo, Eric Smith

ST-3

Tanner Purdum, Nick Folk, Steve Weatherford

Total Defense/Special Teams – 28

Matthew Mulligan, Ty Steinkuhler, Donovan Warren, Emmanuel Cook, Jason Davis, Martin Tevaseu, Cory Reamer to Practice Squad.

I hope you enjoy, id love to hear what you think.


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  • Nick

    I agree mostly with the list, but have two questions:

    1. Since he is suspended, does Holmes still count as one of the 53? Or will something happen after his suspension is over?

    2. If Darrelle Revis doesn’t show up, will he still be part of the 53-man?

    • http://www.Twitter.com/NickSpano Nick Spano

      Hey Nick, Thanks for the reply and support.

      1. Holmes DOES NOT count against the 53, someone will have to be removed from the roster after week 5.

      2. As of right now, Revis is place on the did not show/inactive list, meaning he also does NOT count on the roster, Rookie CB Brian Jackson is currently taking his roster spot.

      • Jon Presser

        Say goodbye to Jackson, haha. Maybe practice squad.