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Corey Davis amassed 492 yards and four scores over nine games

Per New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh, wide receiver Corey Davis will miss the remainder of the 2021 season due to core muscle surgery.

Davis was in the midst of the first season of a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Jets, one that ends with 492 yards on 34 receptions, four of which went for scores.

Formerly of Tennessee, Davis was signed to be the Jets’ top receiver, but injuries ate away at his 2021 season. A groin injury limited him to nine games and allowed rookie Elijah Moore to become the primary target for quarterbacks.

Despite a relatively lost 2021 campaign, Davis managed to produce some memorable moments during his first year in New York. He scored the Jets’ first two touchdowns of the season in Carolina (the first of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson’s career) and put up 111 yards and a score during an upset win over his former employers from Nashville on Oct. 3.

Davis also earned a touchdown grab on the first regular season passing attempt of Mike White’s career during an Oct. 24 loss in New England.

A groin issue kept Davis out of three of the last six games. He partook in a season-low 25 snaps in Sunday’s 33-18 loss to Philadelphia, putting up 15 yards on a pair of receptions. Davis originally entered the league as Tennesee’s first-round pick (fifth overall) of the 2017 draft out of Western Michigan.

With Davis out of commission, the Jets return to action next Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Saints at home (1 p.m. ET, CBS). Denzel Mims figures to be the next man up following Davis’ exit – the second-year wideout started in place of Davis from Weeks 8-9.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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1 year ago

Wonderful opportunity for Mims. JD & the fans hope that Denzel excels in the next 5 games. Coaches need wins and look for the best player now. Certainly Keenan Cole would like to be showcased and prove his value, opportunity knocks. Jeff Smith could sneak in some reps if they take a committee approach. Three guys on the Practice Squad, who can play the “X”, Vincent Smith, DJ Montgomery & Keenan Doss, Jets looking at 2022, should be interesting. Big Vincent Smith fan.