Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The New York Jets defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 in their final preseason game. Matt Simms, son of Giant great Phill Simms, is doing all he can to make the Jets roster. Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith both sat out of Thursday night’s game along with most of the other Jets starters. For the rest of the Jet players, Thursday night was a chance to prove to coaches they belong on the 53-man roster. Some players capitalized, while others might have sealed their (not-so-good) fate. Kahlil Bell made the most of his opportunity Thursday night, rushing for two touchdowns. Joe McKnight was cut earlier this week, and Mike Goodson is suspended for the first four games of the regular season. With Chris Ivory battling an injury, it seems that Bell is a lock to make the 53-man roster. Dan Carpenter, the former Dolphins kicker, might beat out Nick Folk to be the starting kicker. Carpenter nailed a 45-yard field goal last night in the Jets win. Matt Simms is looking to beat Greg McElroy for the third quarterback spot. Simms played the whole game, throwing for 285 yards on 33 of 44 passing. Simms and McElroy have both been impressive in their playing time during the preseason. QB drama, Holmes update Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez both sat out of Thursday’s game and the starting quarterback for week one has yet to be named. I cant imagine Sanchez not getting the nod week one, but if his shoulder isn’t 100 percent, Smith will have to be ready. Smith will hopefully bounce back from his 3 interception performance against the Giants last week. Santonio Holmes was dressed for the pregame Thursday night and warmed up but did not play. Holmes is still questionable for week one. Braylon Edwards was cut earlier this week, leaving the Jets with very little depth at wide receiver. The 53-man roster will be finalized Saturday.
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