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New York Jets injury report: Mekhi Becton doubtful, Breshad Perriman questionable

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 23: Mekhi Becton #77 of the New York Jets runs drills at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on August 23, 2020 in Florham Park, New Jersey.
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The New York Jets’ final injury report of the week showcases Mekhi Becton as doubtful and Breshad Perriman as questionable.

FLORHAM PARK, NJ—It’s not looking too good for the New York Jets‘ most valuable player right now.

Along with Sam Darnold, left tackle Mekhi Becton is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Adam Gase quickly proclaimed Darnold as out for the Week 6 contest on Wednesday, but Becton still has a shot.

On Friday, he practiced in a limited capacity and is officially listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week. (And yes, he is by far the team’s most valuable player with a hat tip to Jamison Crowder.)

Gase wouldn’t commit to anything with Becton on Friday.

“I mean, we’ll see how it goes today,” Gase told the media prior to Friday’s practice. “He’s going to go through individual, see where he’s at. That’s about as far as I’m looking right now, anything past that is a great positive for us.”

New York Jets Week 6 Injury Report
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The 0-5 Jets will really receive a shot in the arm if Breshad Perriman can suit up. Perriman, 27, hasn’t played since he left the second quarter of the Jets’ Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Without Denzel Mims—who’s already been ruled out of the Dolphins game despite limited practice this week—Perriman’s presence should greatly help Joe Flacco.

Earlier in the week, Gase told the media that Perriman was “trending in the right direction” for Sunday. He backed those words up identically on Friday.

“Yeah, it was good,” Gase said about Perriman’s return to practice. “He had no complaints going into yesterday, no complaints afterward. Things are trending in the right direction. We need to have another good day today. But, it’s good to get some of these guys out there.”

Blessuan Austin (calf/not injury related), John Franklin-Myers (foot), Alex Lewis (shoulder) and Quinnen Williams (hamstring) round out the questionable players for the Jets.

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The Miami Dolphins aren’t too banged up at the moment. Defensive end Shaq Lawson (shoulder), tight end Durham Smythe (knee) and linebacker Kyle Van Noy (groin) are the three listed as questionable on Friday’s report.

The Jets and Dolphins are slated to kick-off from Miami at 4:05 p.m. ET this Sunday.

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