The injuries keep coming for the New York Jets before their 2022 season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
Meanwhile, defensive back DJ Reed was still limited in practice due to a knee injury.
Finally, left tackle Duane Brown won’t play against the Ravens because of issues with his shoulder.
INJURY UPDATE: LT Duane Brown (shoulder) is OUT this week, per Jets. Could be headed for IR, per Saleh. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 9, 2022
ESPN NFL Nation reporter Rich Cimini tweeted, “INJURY UPDATE: LT Duane Brown (shoulder) is OUT this week, per Jets. Could be headed for IR, per Saleh. #Jets.”
That’s a big blow for the Jets’ campaign, especially if he will miss multiple games.
The Jets offensive line is already crippled after losing Mekhi Becton to a season-ending knee injury.
Having a patchwork offensive line could make it tougher for the Jets to win in Week 1, especially with the Ravens having the likes of Calais Campbell, Odafe Oweh, Tyus Bowser, and Justin Houston in the front seven.
With Brown sidelined, Fant will likely take over at left tackle if he is cleared to play.
McDermott or Max Mitchell will line up at right tackle.
A Quick Glance At Brown’s NFL Career
Brown was taken by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
This Virginia Tech alumnus became a two-time All-Pro during his time with the Texans.
He played in Houston for ten seasons before the team traded him to the Seattle Seahawks for cornerback Jeremy Lane, a 2018 fifth-rounder, and a 2019 second-rounder.
Brown earned a Second-Team All-Pro selection in 2018.
He was also named to five Pro Bowls and has started all 203 career games.
The Jets signed him on a two-year, $22 million contract last August to replace Becton.