With newly acquired WR Terrelle Pryor on the roster, does that put Robby Anderson's job in jeopardy?
Despite being the Jets leading receiver in 2017, Anderson is facing two separate felony cases, and he could see a suspension slapped on him at the beginning of the season. But head coach Todd Bowles says Pryor's signing wasn't to appease for a possible Anderson absence.
The only way Pryor can take his spot is if he beats him on the field.
"There's always competition at every spot," Bowles told NJ.com's Darryl Slater. "I don't think that's a threat to him. He always tries to get better."
Andre Roberts also adds more competition to the mix when training camp begins. However, the Jets could have gotten it over with already, and cut Anderson due to his cap hit. Making $633,000 in the final year of his rookie contract, the Jets' dead money would just be $3,333 if they cut him now.
So, there is a clear indication that the Jets aren't going to give up on their receiver that notched 941 yards and seven touchdowns last season, as well as a speedy 6-foot-4 receiver that showed he could excel against opponent's stop cornerbacks.
Pryor, though, has something to prove after an ankle injury ended his time in Washington in 2017. Barring his health, Bowles knows that he can be a vital asset this season.
"Hopefully, he's healthy, and can come in and repeat what he did two years ago," he said. "Obviously, two years ago, he was a beast. He's a big receiver. He's very talented. Clean bill of health. We think he can help us if he's healthy."
Though Pryor only had 20 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown last season, he posted a 1,000-yard and four-touchdown season with the Browns in 2016.