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Players to watch in Jets first preseason matchup against Titans

August 12th, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The good news is the Jets really have no choice but to play most of their starters in their preseason opener. Or maybe that’s the bad news given the low expectations for this team.

But Jets GM Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles have promised competition all summer long for almost every job on the roster, and the competition begins for real against the Tennessee Titans at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. Not all jobs are up for grabs, of course, but quite a few are.

Here’s an inside look at some of the battles and 10 intriguing players to watch:

Christian Hackenberg - It’s the Summer of Hack, or at least it should be. The Jets will be taking a long look at last year’s second-round pick to see if he’s improved and how close he is to being ready. They need to determine when – not if – to give him the starting quarterback job.

Robby Anderson - The second-year receiver who played OK as the No. 3 receiver last year is now the Jets’ No. 1 receiver thanks to the Quincy Enunwa injury. He’s had issues with drops in training camp and there’s no way the Jets are truly comfortable with …

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