Welcome to the quandaries Herman Edwards faces as he prepares for the first roster purge of the summer. "We're going to evaluate these guys [Sunday night] and decide which way we want to go," Edwards said during a teleconference Sunday afternoon. "That'll be the choice of the staff and what we feel is best for the football team."
Frost, who missed the first three weeks of workouts while recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident, did not help his chances of making the team when he committed a holding penalty Saturday night which negated a 67-yard kickoff return by Chad Morton. Frost's fate is likely tied to the health of punter Tom Tupa, who also serves as the emergency quarterback. Tupa has yet to punt in a game this summer as he continues to recover from off-season hernia surgery.
Edwards mentioned Frost, who quarterbacked Nebraska to a share of the national title in 1997, as a potential emergency quarterback should Tupa remain on the shelf, but regardless of Frost's versatility, he could be expendable should Edwards carry through on his plans to carry backup punter Tommy Parks, who has had a decent preseason. "I can tell you that right now we're keeping [Parks] as it stands, whether Tupa can punt or not," Edwards said. "At this point we're going to be one of the only teams in the league to have two punters going into the first game."
The Jets must cut their roster down to 65 by 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Edwards strongly hinted Sunday that he expected to make his cuts sometime today.
THIS AND THAT: Of the three players vying for the starting nose tackle spot, Edwards had the most praise Sunday for James Reed…Kelvin Moses "has kind of stepped up a little bit" in the race for the final linebacker spot. That could put veteran Dwayne Gordon on the bubble…Edwards wasn't happy that the Jets allowed seven pass plays of 15 yards or more on Saturday…The Jets reported no injuries after the game.