The Jets have announced the following ahead of Sunday's game:
The Streveler activation is fascinating. We've been saying the Jets should randomly elevate him for a game out of the blue and then run some wildcat/read option type looks that the other team won't have expected or prepared for and perhaps that's what this is. It could also be a bluff, forcing Bill Belichick to spend time preparing for something that's actually just a red herring. New England did struggle to stop Justin Fields last week though, so perhaps they've spied an opportunity.
As for McDermott, the Jets had to elevate an offensive lineman because they were down to seven on the active roster after Alijah Vera-Tucker went onto injured reserve. You need to have eight linemen active otherwise you basically end up wasting a roster spot.
This is McDermott's first standard elevation of the year. He can be elevated another two times, but then will need to be signed to the active roster to be able to play. By then, the Jets might hope to have George Fant or Max Mitchell back, but if they don't they will either have to find a spot for McDermott on the 53-man roster, or elevate a different player from the practice squad.
Other than McDermott, the Jets also have Adam Pankey and undrafted rookies Chris Glaser and Myron Cunningham on their practice squad.