The practice squad candidates from the cuts are likely S Ray Ventrone, RB Danny Ware, LB Jason Trusnik, S Jamie Thompson, CB Manny Collins, WR Chris Davis and one of the released offensive lineman (Dom Moran, Joe Villani or Robert Turner) . . .
The release of Ware was shocking. What more could the kid of done to make the team? He was the team's best preseason runner. The Jets clearly want to move him to the practice squad, but they better be careful on this one. Remember two years ago they put RB Derrick Ward on the practice squad, and the Giants stole him. Ward really could have helped the Jets.
The Jets can only hope that Ware isn't claimed by a team in need of a running back like the Green Bay Packers . . .
Not only are the Jets have to be concerned with their starters on the left side, but also a key backup. Reserve left tackle Adrian Jones was dominated by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Marques Murrell, who was cut.
The Jets two other reserve offensive linemen – Wade Smith and Adrian Clarke - also struggled in the preseason. Expect the Jets to claim or sign an offensive lineman who was released by another team. They clearly need backup help.
Here are some names they can consider – Brandon Gorin (Arizona), Barry Stokes (Detroit), Brandon Frye (Houston), Matt Ulrich (Indianapolis), Norm Katnik (Minnesota), Gene Mruckowski (New England), Kevin Boothe (Oakland), Chukky Okobi (Pittsburgh) and Tony Pape (San Diego).
Bringing in Mruckowski would not only give them quality offensive line depth, but the Jets can pick his brain about their week one opponent – New England.
We know the Jets brass likes to do that. They did it last year with former Patriots safety Guss Scott.
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