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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson will be sidelined indefinitely after injuring a hamstring Sunday in practice, a potentially crushing blow to an already-thin position.

Johnson, the team's most accomplished corner, apparently was injured on a long interception return. He came out after that play and never returned to practice.

Afterward, coach Adam Gase sounded concerned.

"Anytime a guy that makes a living running has a hamstring ... we'll see how it goes," he said. "He's going to have to get a lot of treatment and strengthen it up and we'll get him back as fast as possible."

The Jets have a major issue at cornerback. Their top three are Darryl Roberts (11 career starts), Atlanta Falcons cast-off Brian Poole and rookie Kyron Brown, an undrafted free agent from Akron. No other corner on the roster has significant NFL experience.

General manager Joe Douglas is scouring the league, with the hope of adding veteran help.

Gase said he's counting on defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to scheme up ways to camouflage the lack of experience, but that may be asking a bit much.

"The good thing is, with an experienced defensive coordinator like we have with Gregg, Gregg knows how to get guys into a rhythm, find out what they do well and adapt his scheme to our personnel," Gase said.

Johnson missed five games last season with a quadriceps injury that also occurred in practice. Overall, it was a disappointing year for Johnson, who signed one of the biggest free-agent deals in franchise history -- five years, $73 million.

The Jets are counting on a rebound, especially under Williams. Johnson enjoyed his best seasons with the Los Angeles Rams when Williams was the defensive coordinator. The Rams used their franchise tag on him in 2016 and 2017 before letting him hit the free-agent market in 2018.

It wasn't all bad news Sunday for the secondary. Free safety Marcus Maye, battling a nerve issue in his surgically repaired shoulder, was actived from the physically-unable-to-perform list. He was limited in practicing, participating only in the seven-on-seven period. They will bring him along slowly, hoping to get him ready for Week 1.

In other injury news, right guard Brian Winters is listed as week-to-week after injuring his shoulder in the first preseason game. The expectation is that he will be ready for Week 1. Defensive end Leonard Williams also remained on the sideline with a hip injury.

"We're going to be slow with that," Gase said.


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Well it would have been the end for us last year, but this year I feel good about winning games 38-31 and scores like that with Sam. If Mac showed anything is that NFL teams should never:

1. Draft purely BAP. You have to factor in need and depth McCoffee did not

 

2. Signing first day big ticket FAs is NOT the way to build a franchise. You need depth and versatility, not 18 million middle linebackers, and the highest paid corner in the NFL

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1 hour ago, DLJ said:

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson will be sidelined indefinitely after injuring a hamstring Sunday in practice, a potentially crushing blow to an already-thin position.

Johnson, the team's most accomplished corner, apparently was injured on a long interception return. He came out after that play and never returned to practice.

Afterward, coach Adam Gase sounded concerned.

"Anytime a guy that makes a living running has a hamstring ... we'll see how it goes," he said. "He's going to have to get a lot of treatment and strengthen it up and we'll get him back as fast as possible."

The Jets have a major issue at cornerback. Their top three are Darryl Roberts (11 career starts), Atlanta Falcons cast-off Brian Poole and rookie Kyron Brown, an undrafted free agent from Akron. No other corner on the roster has significant NFL experience.

General manager Joe Douglas is scouring the league, with the hope of adding veteran help.

Gase said he's counting on defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to scheme up ways to camouflage the lack of experience, but that may be asking a bit much.

"The good thing is, with an experienced defensive coordinator like we have with Gregg, Gregg knows how to get guys into a rhythm, find out what they do well and adapt his scheme to our personnel," Gase said.

Johnson missed five games last season with a quadriceps injury that also occurred in practice. Overall, it was a disappointing year for Johnson, who signed one of the biggest free-agent deals in franchise history -- five years, $73 million.

The Jets are counting on a rebound, especially under Williams. Johnson enjoyed his best seasons with the Los Angeles Rams when Williams was the defensive coordinator. The Rams used their franchise tag on him in 2016 and 2017 before letting him hit the free-agent market in 2018.

It wasn't all bad news Sunday for the secondary. Free safety Marcus Maye, battling a nerve issue in his surgically repaired shoulder, was actived from the physically-unable-to-perform list. He was limited in practicing, participating only in the seven-on-seven period. They will bring him along slowly, hoping to get him ready for Week 1.

In other injury news, right guard Brian Winters is listed as week-to-week after injuring his shoulder in the first preseason game. The expectation is that he will be ready for Week 1. Defensive end Leonard Williams also remained on the sideline with a hip injury.

"We're going to be slow with that," Gase said.


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Well, I think this article conclusively puts to rest the idea that the Jets are waiting for a player to step up and become the number 2 corner. When I posted my own thread about cb I thought the idea was ludicrous given how little talent this roster had to begin with.

But make no mistake, this development makes things infinitely worse. Zero corners worth a damn and a pass rush that only exacerbates the situation. This is a definite powder keg. If nothing is done to improve this, it will cost the Jets any shot at the playoffs. Not that they had much of a chance to begin with.

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Hopefully it doesn’t impact his week 1 status.  He’s a vet, missing some camp won’t hurt him.  If it does impact his week 1 status, it will be interesting to see if Douglas gets creative or waits for roster cuts...you would have to think he’d do something.

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