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5 Veterans Who Won’t Make the New York Jets’ 53-Man Roster

5 Veterans Who Won't Make the New York Jets' 53-Man Roster

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With only 53 spots on an NFL roster, not everybody can make the cut. The New York Jets are essentially a team in rebuild mode, so several veterans will be given the pink slip to make room for younger talent. Here are five Jets who may not make it to Week 1 for Gang Green.

5. Kyle Wilson

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5. Kyle Wilson

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This one may be wishful thinking at best for Jets fans. But in three seasons with Gang Green, Kyle Wilson has accomplished very little. Wilson is more of a liability than an asset as the only time his name is mentioned during games is when he commits a stupid penalty or gets smoked by a receiver.

4. Mike Goodson

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4. Mike Goodson

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As of June 4, Goodson has still been a no-show at the team's OTAs. Additionally, the RB is one of countless players on the roster behind free-agent signing Chris Johnson as well as Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory. Oh, and he's also currently facing weapons charges. With an already-crowded backfield and his injury, Goodson is more likely to be in a jail cell for Week 1 than on the field at MetLife Stadium.

3. Matt Simms

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3. Matt Simms

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Matt Simms has been floating around the organization the past two seasons and has never really been given his chance. He had some success in preseason last year and took some snaps under center while backing up Geno Smith last season. In his opportunities last season, Simms put up pedestrian numbers. With the more experienced Vick as the backup, Simms will be remembered only as the son of Phil Simms until he gets an opportunity elsewhere.

2. Bilal Powell

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2. Bilal Powell

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Much like Goodson, Bilal Powell is the victim of a crowded backfield. The Jets currently have six RBs, and Powell is not Chris Johnson or Chris Ivory. Last season, Powell had as many TDs as he did fumbles with one. Powell appears to be the odd man out in the RB position battle for Gang Green.

1. Jeremy Kerley

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1. Jeremy Kerley

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The WR position is a similar situation to the RB position -- one big free-agent signing and a few returning players. However, the Jets also drafted a few WRs. Currently, the roster consists of 12 WRs -- three of whom are rookies. Kerley has been with the team for three seasons and has yet to have an impressive enough season to help fight off the slew of competition for his roster spot.