Anyone who watched HBO’s Hard Knocks last year is familiar with the “Mike Tannenbaum Handshake.” The firm farewell is given to players who, after a sit-down with the New York Jets GM, have just been informed they were cut from the team.
It happens every season in the NFL on every team, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Several cut players make their way to the practice squad; others end up taking odd jobs in construction. It's the nature of the beast for these guys, year in, year out.
Like every team, the Jets are whittling down to their 53-man roster for Week 1, with just over two-dozen cuts left before the final deadline on September 3.
The following five players haven’t packed their bags just yet, but are all long shot to make the final roster.