The Jets’ run of dangerous harm luck continued Saturday, when the staff positioned rookie extensive receiver Elijah Moore on injured reserve.
Moore has been coping with a quad harm and was not anticipated to play Sunday towards the Saints, however head coach Robert Saleh had been optimistic earlier this previous week that the harm was not that critical. Now, Moore shall be out for not less than three video games, and the Jets solely have 5 video games left.
The second-round select of Mississippi has been the Jets’ most constant performer on offense over the past six weeks, making a giant leap as a participant since late October. In the previous six video games, Moore had 34 catches for 459 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Jets had been already skinny at extensive receiver as a result of they positioned Corey Davis on IR this previous week after he had season-ending core muscle surgical procedure. The Jets’ prime receivers now are Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole, Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios.
Moore is the second high-profile Jets rookie to land on IR. Running again Michael Carter is on IR with a excessive ankle sprain, however he’s eligible to return subsequent week.
There have been loads of questions on when the Jets will get beginning left sort out Mekhi Becton again, however his alternative has been doing simply advantageous.
George Fant, one of many nice surprises for the Jets this 12 months, moved from proper to left sort out following Becton’s Week 1 knee harm and he has flourished.
PFF ranks Fant thirty ninth out of 81 tackles this season. He has allowed one sack, three quarterback hits and 13 hurries this season, per PFF. Last week towards the Eagles, Fant allowed no pressures on 42 pass-blocking snaps.
“I think I’m just settling in,” stated Fant, who was a university basketball participant earlier than becoming a member of the Seahawks in 2016. “You’ve got to remember this is my sixth year playing football. I think it’s just a testament to me just kind of understanding the game more, understanding what works for me. It’s kind of settling in as a ballplayer.”
Fant’s place on the staff appeared to be in query when the Jets signed Morgan Moses in June. It appeared Moses would take Fant’s job at proper sort out and Becton can be at left sort out. But Fant gained the correct sort out spot in coaching camp after which made the transfer to left as soon as Becton went down.
Fant stated the Moses signing was not motivation for him.
“I’ve never been the kind of player who needs a fire under me,” Fant stated. “Competition, that’s what this league is. The day you sign is the day they want to find your replacement. Seeing Morgan come here was cool. This is my guy. We’ve been friends a long time. I didn’t look at it like a slap in the face. It’s just competition.”
Saleh stated it’s straightforward to see how Fant is settling in on the left facet.
“You think about George, he bounces from the left to the right and he keeps going back and forth,” Saleh stated. “In Seattle, he played guard, tackle, tight end. He’s never really had a chance to call anything home. With all the time Mekhi missed in OTAs and training camp, he played a lot of left tackle because Morgan was here. And so, he’s really gotten comfortable over there, he’s been producing a lot, obviously.”