New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh gave some unfortunate news on the injury front earlier today. After having to leave last week’s game with an ankle injury, Jermaine Johnson was ruled as day-to-day all throughout this week. He did, however not practice at all Wednesday and Thursday.
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New York Jets rookie DE Jermaine Johnson out Sunday:
At his press conference today prior to practice, it was made official by Saleh that the Jets will not have Johnson for this Sunday’s game in Green Bay.
Without Johnson, things shake up on the second defensive line group, where Johnson has primarily played as the left end. On that second unit, expect more of Micheal Clemons and Jacob Martin. Both of these players played by far a season-low in terms of snaps last week.
Clemons played at least 25% of the snaps in the first four games, then dropped to 15% a week ago. Martin played at least 34% over the first four weeks before only 16% last week. Both players will need to step up in Johnson’s absence.
Also, expect Bryce Huff to continue to have a pivotal role on third down in the Jets’ pass rush package.
While Johnson is a tough loss, the great thing is that the Jets had every other player practice as a full participant today. The key to make note of is Quincy Williams. After being carted off in Week 3, Williams has fully recovered from his ankle injury and is going to play Sunday. Certainly, very exciting to add another starter to the 10th-ranked Jets defense for this Sunday.