The New York Jets will be without Ashtyn Davis, Jordan Jenkins, Greg Van Roten and more when they take on the Seattle Seahawks.
As close as the New York Jets were last week is as far away as they are today. Head coach Adam Gase announced several player injuries that will impact his team’s game against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.
Rookie safety Ashtyn Davis (foot), linebacker Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), guard Greg Van Roten (toe) and Bennett Jackson (hamstring) will all miss the contest slated to be played in the Great Northwest.
Ashtyn, Mims, Van Roten, B.Jackson and Jenkins all OUT for Sunday. #TakeFlight
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) December 11, 2020
Earlier in the week, Gase announced Denzel Mims‘s impending absence as well. Mims, currently dealing with a personal issue that saw him fly home to his native Texas, didn’t return to the team in time to clear the necessary COVID-19 protocols that would clear him for action.
Adding to the overall hurt is Jamison Crowder‘s newest injury. The slot receiver is dealing with a calf injury that could also keep him out. After practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, Crowder’s Friday session will go a long way in determining his status.
Quarterback Sam Darnold had two cracks at it with a full complement of wide receivers. Suddenly, it appears the depth chart has reverted back to the early-season receiver status that was littered with injuries.
Guard Pat Elflein (shoulder/ankle) and Breshad Perriman (shoulder) are the two more names to keep an eye on. Each practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, meaning Friday (similar to Crowder) should determine Sunday statuses.
Second-year corner Blessuan Austin will return to the lineup and get the start opposite rookie Bryce Hall, according to Gase. This means rookie Lamar Jackson will be the odd-man out after the Henry Ruggs III miracle at MetLife.
“We’re looking for volunteers,” Gase said in a joking manner when speaking about his team’s safety situation. “We have a plan as far as if we had anybody go down, we cross-trained multiple guys. We do have two guys that have had some experience playing back there that are ready to go if we have any kind of injury.”
Veteran back Frank Gore is still in the league’s concussion protocol. His status is also up in the air at this point in the week.
“I mean I just don’t know,” Gase said about his running back. “It’s concussion protocol, so it comes down to independent people that have to check their box. So, until they say, ‘Yeah, he’s good to go,’ then it’s hard to say.”
The 0-12 Jets are currently preparing for a game that’s been circled on the calendar all season: a date with former friend Jamal Adams and the Seattle Seahawks.