It was recently reported that New York Jets rookie third-round pick, tight end Jeremy Ruckert was placed on the non-football injury list. This designation is nothing too serious in terms of any regular season availability. With the Jets rookies reporting to training camp, initial league transactions by teams have started to go through. The Ruckert report came from Dennis Waszak Jr. of AP Sports.
Ruckert injured his foot the week of the Senior Bowl and has been limited since. He did not practice all too much this offseason for the Jets as he was recovering from the injury. According to Waszak, this transaction comes as no shock.
Considering the two starting veterans the Jets now have at tight end in Tyler Conklin and CJ Uzomah, it makes the most sense to give Ruckert all the time he needs to fully bounce back. When Ruckert does come back, as with any rookie, gaining experience from reps will be the key to his growth and development. He is a young and talented 21-year-old tight end with a bright future ahead of him.
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In an ideal world, Ruckert will be able to make it back at some point still fairly on in training camp and be able to play in the preseason games. It is important for the Jets as with any team to be as healthy and have as much depth available as possible going into Week 1 of the regular season. Having Ruckert healthy and up to speed ready to go with some experience will be crucial.
Hopefully, Ruckert continues to heal up with time and he is good to go for the Jets’ first regular season game.