Well now that the 9 p.m. deadline has come and gone we can announce the final 53 roster for the 2012 New York Jets. Now despite whom the Jets kept and who were cut, expect to see a few return after 12 noon Saturday to the eight man practice squad. In addition, expect the Jets will scour the waiver wires for anyone they believe can be an upgrade to second and third stringers on the roster.
Quarterbacks: (6) Mark Sanchez, (15) Tim Tebow, and (14) Greg McElroy
Running Backs: (23) Shonn Greene, (25) Joe McKnight, (29) Bilal Powell and Full Back: (38) John Conner
Wide Receivers: (10) Santonio Holmes, (84) Stephen Hill, (11) Jeremy Kerley, (88) Patrick Turner and (85) Chaz Schilens
Tight Ends: (81) Dustin Keller, (86) Jeff Cumberland and (83) Dedrick Epps
Lineman: Center (74) Nick Mangold, Guards: (68) Matt Slauson, (65) Brandon Moore, (62) Vlad Ducasse, Tackles (60) D'Brickashaw Ferguson, (77) Austin Howard, (63) Jason Smith and (76) Dennis Landolt
Lineman: Ends: (96) Mo Wilkerson, (98) Quinton Coples, (94) Marcus Dixon and Tackles: (91) Sione Po'uha, (70) Mike DeVito, (93) Kenrick Ellis and (71) Damon Harrison
Linebackers: Outside: (97) Calvin Pace, (58) Bryan Thomas, (51) Aaron Maybin, (50) Garrett McIntyre, and Inside: (57) Bart Scott, (52) David Harris, (53) Josh Mauga, (54) Nick Bellore and (49) Demario Davis (expect he will be assigned new number)
Cornerbacks: (24) Darrelle Revis, (31) Antonio Cromartie, (20) Kyle Wilson, (26) Ellis Lankster and (35) Isaiah Trufant
Safeties: (30) LaRon Landry, (37) Yeremiah Bell, (33) Eric Smith, (32) Josh Bush and (39) Antonio Allen
Kicker: (2) Nick Folk, Punter (4) T.J. Conley and Long Snapper (46) Tanner Purdum
Now of all the players cut here are 11 names to watch who could return to the eight man practice squad: QB (9) Matt Simms, RB (42) Terrence Ganaway, WR (17) Jordan White, WR (19) Eron Riley, TE (82) Hayden Smith, OL (75) Robert Griffin, LB (44) Marcus Dowtin, LB/DE (55) Ricky Sapp, CB (21) Julian Posey, CB (34) Donnie Fletcher and DB (41) D'Anton Lynn. Ganaway, White and Griffin were all 2012 NFL Draftees.
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