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Robert Saleh updated fans on the health of Ashtyn Davis and the statuses of Marcus Maye and Jamison Crowder at a Thursday morning press conference.

Rocking a royal blue New York Islanders jersey at his virtual Thursday morning press conference, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh provided updates on three notable players who have been absent from voluntary OTAs: Marcus Maye, Jamison Crowder, and Ashtyn Davis.

Davis has been absent from the team’s voluntary workouts despite his reputation as a tireless worker (the kid rode his bike to practices last season).

However, there’s no reason to fear a decline in the second-year defensive back’s work ethic. He is simply still rehabbing the foot injury he suffered late in his rookie year, and has been present at the team facility for rehab and meetings.

Davis injured his foot during the Jets’ Week 13 loss to the Raiders last season, which took place on December 6. The injury held him out of New York’s final four games.

Thursday marks the Jets’ final practice of voluntary OTAs. The team will begin its minicamp next week, which is mandatory. Saleh expects all players to be there, including Crowder and Maye, who are each dealing with contract negotiations.

Saleh also talked a bit about some of the positives he has seen from players who have been at practice, most notably, Elijah Moore.

The Jets’ war room was visibly ecstatic when Moore fell to them at No. 34 overall, and so far, Moore has done nothing but warrant their excitement. Saleh spoke about Moore’s hot start on the practice field, praising his versatility.

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Saleh also had high praise for Moore’s work ethic. Moore, who was the focal point of Ole Miss’ passing attack as an 18-year-old true freshman, is known for his drive and workmanlike mentality.

Regarding the team’s young cornerbacks who have been largely torched by Moore, Saleh is happy with the growth he has seen as the team’s transitions to a scheme that will favor single-high and Cover-3 looks rather than the Tampa-2 that the team relied upon under Gregg Williams.

Bryce Hall and rookie Jason Pinnock have been taking the majority of the Jets’ first-team reps at outside cornerback during Bless Austin‘s time on the sidelines with an injury.


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