Some good news recently came the New York Jets’ way on the injury front. Two long-time veterans, Duane Brown and Vinny Curry, returned to practice today. Both make their practice return as soon as possible as they were placed on injured reserve prior to Week 1, keeping them out the first four weeks.
Head coach Robert Saleh met with the media shortly ago. While both are practicing, he said more details will present themselves over the next two days that ultimately determine when they will play. With their return to practice, though, they must be activated to the roster in the next 21 days.
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New York Jets LT Duane Brown day-to-day:
Obviously, with the Jets’ offensive tackle injuries, the status of Brown is fairly significant, being ruled as day-to-day. Saleh ultimately said, “we’ll see” on Brown’s Week 5 status. The team could certainly use him as soon as possible. With George Fant on injured reserve and Max Mitchell not practicing today, likely out for this week’s game, the significance of Brown’s availability magnifies.
Saleh stated no official announcements will be made on the starting five of the offensive line. This follows the same approach from last week in which the Jets made somewhat of a surprise starting Alijah Vera-Tucker at left tackle. If Brown returns, Vera-Tucker may have to make yet another move, this time to right tackle.
In other injury news, along with Mitchell, Saleh made known that Quincy Williams will still not practice today.
Hopefully, continued progress will be shown by both Brown and Curry over the next two days.