Breshad Perriman
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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase expects injured wide receiver Breshad Perriman to return to the team this Saturday.

The New York Jets wide receiver situation continues to operate on fumes. A bad situation turned worse when Breshad Perriman’s injury was announced this past weekend.

There’s good news, however; head coach Adam Gase expects his top outside threat to return to the team this Saturday (after an off-day).

Perriman, 26, signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Jets this past offseason after enjoying his lone season in Tampa. He finished with 645 yards and six touchdowns on 36 receptions in 2019 while playing third-fiddle to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

Drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens, Perriman arrived at the organization Joe Douglas had just recently left. The ties between Douglas and Perriman are evident, for this reason alone.

Talent-wise, there’s no question of the man’s ability. A speedster who can get himself into a rare speed mode, his attributes extend to attacking the ball at its highest-point and catching it in traffic with ease. It’s a skill set Sam Darnold has not enjoyed at wide receiver thus far in his professional career.

As talented as Perriman may be, however, is as unreliable as he’s been through five years of his NFL career. He missed the entirety of his rookie season with a partially-torn right PCL and started slowly in 2016 due to a partially torn left ACL. Hamstring injuries in 2017 and 2019 also plagued his 2017 and 2019 campaigns.

Now, with a sore knee, the Jets hope to have him back this weekend (after a full week of rest).

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Other Injuries:

In terms of preexisting injuries, not much has changed. They’re taking things extremely slow with the Brian Poole situation. Not much is known about Denzel Mims’ return.

Tarell Basham (ankle injury in one-on-ones) and Lawrence Cager (knee in teams) represent the two new injuries from Tuesday’s practice. The Cager one, especially, is a tough one to swallow considering the kid’s progress over the last three practices.

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