Not everyone is going to make the 53-man roster—in fact, the vast majority of "bubble" players have almost no chance to be on the final depth chart.
However, that does not mean these players have nothing to gain from an offseason's worth of practices. Many of the Jets' 12 drafted rookies and undrafted free agents will be competing for the eight spots on the practice squad.
Practice squad players make significantly less money (although they are still handsomely compensated) and are not given the prestige of attending games. However, such players can develop in an NFL environment in hopes that they will get an opportunity at some point down the line—whether it be with the Jets or another NFL team looking for added depth where the Jets have a surplus of talent.
It is important to remember that the practice squad is reserved for youngsters. Specifically, only players with less than one year of accrued experience in the NFL (or being on an active roster for six games) are eligible for the practice squad.
Here are some of the most likely candidates to land on the Jets practice squad in 2014.