The Jets’ offensive line depth has taken another blow
Another New York Jets’ offensive lineman bites the dust.
Saleh refused to elaborate, but the injury must have occurred sometime in the last day or two following the Vikings game. Mitchell started against Minnesota but was benched for George Fant after struggling early.
The Jets’ right tackle question is answered the hard way, as Fant is now forced back into the starting lineup. He was likely going to start against the Bills, anyway, after playing well in relief in his first game back. Still, the fact that the Jets started Mitchell in that game indicates that they wanted to see what they had and give him room to learn and grow. Now, Mike Remmers is the Jets’ lone available swing tackle.
The Jets also added Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the active roster.
The #Jets have signed OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the active roster and placed OL Max Mitchell on NFI.
OL Sam Schlueter has been signed to the practice squad.
— NYJ Communications (@NYJetsPR) December 7, 2022
Fant now has a great opportunity to showcase his skills to all 32 teams ahead of free agency. He certainly looked limber out there against the fierce Vikings edge-rushing duo. If he can keep this up, perhaps he can get the big contract that he sought this past offseason, although a reunion with the Jets still does not seem likely.
In other news, Saleh announced that several Jets players are dealing with the flu and won’t practice today. Fant, D.J. Reed, Micheal Clemons, and Corey Davis are all down with the bug.
At the end of the press conference, Saleh confirmed that Bam Knight “is not going anywhere” in response to a question about whether the rookie UDFA has earned a piece of the pie. Michael Carter practiced fully today, which makes it more likely that James Robinson will be a healthy scratch against the Bills after averaging just 2.5 yards per carry in limited action vs. the Vikings.
Never a dull moment in East Rutherford.