With so many new faces at the position, the Jets are going to be faced with some tough decisions when it comes to trimming down their receiving corps this September, particularly when it comes to journeyman Greg Salas.
A Philadelphia Eagles-transplant by way of the St. Louis Rams, Salas has slowly emerged as one of the most impressive performers at camp so far. While the rest of the receiving corps has been largely underwhelming, Salas has been a lone bright spot, shining in Saturday's scrimmage, according to Dennis Waszak of The Associated Press.
In a night that was dominated by defense, Salas led the team with five catches for 54 yards. Despite one drop, he made a few spectacular catches that caught his quarterback, Michael Vick, by surprise:
Vick and Salas share a commonality in that they both have a background with Marty Mornhinweg's offense from their days with the Eagles. Salas' extensive experience in his system gives him a slight advantage over some of the rookies and free agents trying to make the squad.
As impressive as he was in the scrimmage, it will still be a challenge for Salas to make the roster. Three drafted rookies and two free agents leave little room for average-sized receivers who don't have any outstanding physical traits.
Either way, if Salas continues to play this well, the Jets may have no choice but to make room for him on the 53-man roster.