The Jets will hold rookie safety Seong-Min Lee and defensive end John Jenkins on the 53-man roster on Tuesday for the team’s second day of preseason action.
Lee and Jenkins will join linebacker Marcus Williams, defensive end Jonathan Bullard, safety Marcus Cooper and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.
The two safeties who are playing in Sunday’s preseason finale in the Arizona Cardinals’ home opener are expected to get significant playing time, and they will join three other players on the roster that will see time against the Cards: cornerback Brandon Boykin, safety Dwayne Allen and offensive lineman Jake Matthews.
Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is also on the team, and linebacker Michael Bush is also expected to see significant playing experience.
The team is also likely to bring back two players from the practice squad: safety David Harris and offensive guard Gabe Ikard.
New York’s depth chart is not set, but the team will have at least three safeties on the field, including Lee and Lee’s teammate.
Lee is one of the Jets’ top safeties, but he is a rookie and his experience will be limited.
The team is expected to give Lee at least one more game this season, though.
Lee has already started two games and recorded two tackles this season.
He will be counted on to contribute more this season after being called up last month.
Lee’s rookie season was a big year for the former fifth-round pick, as he finished with eight tackles, four for a loss and one sack.
In addition to Lee and the safety positions, the Jets have three players in the first round or later, including linebacker Jarrad Davis and offensive linemen Connor Williams and Mike Brisiel.