FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- With one preseason game in the books and three to go, it's a good time to take another stab at the New York Jets' 53-man roster. Our projection:
Analysis: Smith's injury muddies the situation. Assuming he's not ready for Week 1, they will have to make Petty the No. 2 to start the season or add a veteran, which would mean four quarterbacks on the roster unless Smith lands on short-term injured reserve. That's not good roster management.
Analysis: Ridley's chances of being ready for Week 1 are growing slimmer by the day. Bohanon was an early question mark, but he's having a solid camp. It makes sense to carry a fullback when you're going to run as much as the Jets are planning.
Wide receiver (6): Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Devin Smith, Quincy Enunwa, Jeremy Kerley, T.J. Graham. (Cut: Shaquelle Evans, Walter Powell, Chris Owusu, DeVier Posey, Saalim Hakim, Austin Hill, Jonathon Rumph, Arthur Williams)
Analysis: This is the most competitive position on the team. It's tough to project after the top three. I'm keeping Kerley for now, but I think the Jets will try to trade him. Inexplicably, he has fallen on the depth chart. They'd have to find someone to replace him as the punt returner.
Analysis: Amaro's shoulder injury complicates things. He should be ready for the regular season, but you never know.
Offensive line (9): D'Brickashaw Ferguson, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Willie Colon, Breno Giacomini, Ben Ijalana, Brian Winters, Jarvis Harrison, Dalton Freeman. (Cut: Oday Aboushi, Dakota Dozier, Brent Qvale, James Brewer, Wesley Johnson, Charles Brown)
Analysis: Dozier and Johnson are getting reps at center. If one of them gets comfortable by the end of camp, it will make Freeman expendable. Aboushi, a former starter, has been working with the third-team line, which is ominous.
Defensive line (6): Muhammad Wilkerson, Damon Harrison, Leonard Williams, Ronald Talley, Leger Douzable, T.J. Barnes (Suspended: Sheldon Richardson; Cut: Stephen Bowen, Kevin Vickerson, Deon Simon, Jordan Williams, Davon Walls).
Analysis: They'd better hope Wilkerson (hamstring) is healthy or else the formidable line will be down two starters, Richardson being the other. Some tough choices here for the Jets.
Analysis: Henderson's knee injury, though not serious, could open the door for Mays. Babin also isn't a lock, especially with Reilly coming on.
Secondary (10): Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Buster Skrine, Marcus Gilchrist, Calvin Pryor, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Darrin Walls, Marcus Williams, Dex McDougle, Dee Milliner. (Cut: Curtis Brown, Dashaun Phillips, Keith Lewis, Keon Lyn, Rontez Miles, Durell Eskridge, Javier Arenas)
Analysis: The 53 includes seven corners and three safeties. They need another safety, perhaps Miles, to make a push.
Analysis: Easy as pie.