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New York Jets release final injury report ahead of 2021 opener against Carolina Panthers

The New York Jets released their final injury report following the Friday practice ahead of their 2021 season opener against the Carolina Panthers.

Four players appeared. One is out, two are questionable, and one is a full go after seeing no limitations in practice throughout the week. Another, Jamison Crowder, is out but was not listed on the injury report since he is not currently on the active roster.

Crowder will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19. He remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Backup safety Sharrod Neasman is out due to a hamstring injury. His absence makes the recently-acquired Sheldrick Redwine the only healthy backup safety for the Jets heading into Week 1. Redwine will be the next man up if one of Marcus Maye or Lamarcus Joyner go down.

Left tackle Mekhi Becton appeared on the injury report with a concussion but was a full participant in practice throughout the week and will play.

Wide receiver Keelan Cole (knee) and running back La’Mical Perine (foot) are each questionable, though they enter the weekend on different trajectories.

Perine was a full participant in Friday’s practice after being limited the previous two days. The Jets recently signed running back Josh Adams from the practice squad to the active roster in response to Perine’s status, but things are looking good for the second-year man out of Florida.

Cole first appeared on the injury report on Thursday as a limited participant and then did not participate in Friday’s practice. He is considered a game time decision, according to head coach Robert Saleh.

Should Crowder and Cole both miss the game, an opportunity would arise for Denzel Mims, who is healthy and ready to go after missing two preseason games with a hip injury. Braxton Berrios and Jeff Smith join Mims, Corey Davis, and Elijah Moore to round out the healthy receivers on the roster if Cole sits.

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