Denzel Mims
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New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims will miss the Seattle Seahawks game thanks to COVID-19 protocols.

Robby Sabo

Rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims will miss his team’s game against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. New York Jets head coach Adam Gase announced the upcoming absence on Thursday’s Zoom call with media.

Mims, 23, left the team at some point after their devastating loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He flew home to his native Texas to deal with a “personal” issue relating to his family.

On Wednesday morning, Gase made it clear that Mims was at risk to miss Sunday’s game in the Great Northwest not because he left the team, but due to the fact he’d have to pass all of the required COVID-19 tests upon his return to the team. Since he hasn’t yet returned, there isn’t enough time for the Baylor product to pass all the necessary tests in time for Sunday.

Gase thought it was the right thing for Mims to do—fly home and take care of family issues.

Other injury news

Elsewhere, Ashtyn Davis (foot), Bennett Jackson (hamstring), Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), Greg Van Roten (toe) and Frank Gore (maintenance) won’t practice Thursday. Gore is still dealing with concussion-related issues following his quick exit from the Raiders loss, but Thursday is his regularly-scheduled maintenance day as well.

Limited in practice will be Pat Elflein (shoulder/ankle) and Breshad Perriman (shoulder).

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com
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Bobby Ern
Bobby Ern
1 year ago

doesnt really matter – the new jersey bi-planes wasnt gonna with him either

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Ern

Keep it clean here sir =]

Bobby Ern
Bobby Ern
1 year ago
Reply to  Dark Demonik

aye-aye, darkie

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Ern

Careful with the words man someone might take you out of context. Lets act our age now

Bobby Ern
Bobby Ern
1 year ago
Reply to  Dark Demonik

i was just referring to you by your nickname

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Ern

Just saying the words you say someone will take you out of context with the *DARKIE* comment

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago

The moment of excuses for players the family, body injuries *which is true playing football* but in some cases are not, and the quitting mentally just starts in full affect. Mims i don’t think as a quitter or anything but the media in NY is a clown show so i expect many stores to be put up in the next 4 weeks

Bobby Ern
Bobby Ern
1 year ago
Reply to  Dark Demonik

you got the nerve to have THAT picture as your avatar and you call them a clown show?

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Ern

Give me a name of a respected media source from NYC? I’ll wait

Bobby Ern
Bobby Ern
1 year ago
Reply to  Dark Demonik

read newsday, my boy

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Ern

No thanks i prefer the real news here on X Factor =]

Bobby Ern
Bobby Ern
1 year ago
Reply to  Dark Demonik

“x” marks the spot

Dark Demonik
Dark Demonik
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobby Ern

=]