According to the New York Jets beat writer for ESPN, Rich Cimini, the Jets had a number of players limited or did not practice today. Safety Marcus Maye was the only player who did not practice again today as he is dealing with a shoulder and his broken thumb, to me at this point Maye should be put on season ending IR. This will give him a chance to get a head start on rehabbing and getting to 100% for the 2019 season, it’ll be a big year for him as he looks to bounce back after a disappointing and injury plagued 2018 campaign. The limited list included the likes of WR Robby Anderson who is still dealing with the sore ankle issue he suffered against the Vikings, RB Trenton Cannon was was also limited during today’s practice as he deals with a banged up hamstring he suffered last week against the Patriots. The headliners on this list were both quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh McCown, they were limited in Wednesdays practice as well. This bares watching as it could go either way for both of these guys, it’ll be interesting to see which direction the team ends up going. The only way I want to see Sam Darnold touch the field is if he is 100% healthy and the Jets training staff is confident he can go out there and withstand some hits. Even at this point in a lost season I do believe it is essential for Sam to get the experience, just as long as he is healthy enough to do so.
This Jets season is coming to a slow and gloomy end similar to what we dealt with in 2017, over the next few weeks we will most likely start seeing guys being placed on IR ending their seasons. When we are eliminated from playoff contention either this week or next it’ll really kick start the Jets to go into full “shut down” mode as they set their sights on the 2019 season. It wont make sense continuing to send out guys who are banged up in games that wont mean anything, at this point its more beneficial to shut them down for the remainder of the year and get them on track to come back healthy and ready to go in 2019. Having another let down year is never fun especially when its the 8th in a row, but at this point in the year it always feels a little worse as we begin to see guys out there we don’t care to watch – this is the life we have endured as of late as Jets fans.
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