Today, the New York Jets finally received some positive injury news. Numerous key players participated in individual drills.
Key players like Denzel Mims, Jamison Crowder, Pierre Desir, and Chris Hogan participated in those drills. Crowder and Hogan experienced tightness in yesterday’s practice. Desir and Mims have both been battling hampering hamstring injuries for multiple weeks.
Undrafted free agent wide receiver Lawrence Cager also participated in team individual drills.
Also, Chris Herndon participated in individual drills after leaving practicing with chest pain yesterday.
On the other hand, offensive guard Alex Lewis and free safety Marcus Maye did not practice. Lewis injured his shoulder when he collided with a defensive lineman. Per head coach Adam Gase, there is no structural damage. Maye sat out with an injured calf.
Hopefully, the starting wide receivers are back on the field by the end of the week. Quarterback Sam Darnold‘s progression is principal to a Jet offense that is looking to improve after a horrid 2019 season.
Early in camp, Darnold developed chemistry with Breshad Perriman before he went down with an injury. Jamison Crowder and Darnold already have an excellent connection, dating back to last season. Crowder was arguably the most reliable receiver on the team last night.
Sam Darnold has yet to develop any serious chemisty with rookie Denzel Mims. Mims injured his hamstring while running routes in early August. Mims is considered to be a project since he isn’t the most efficient route-runner nor can he gain separation.
In a press conference, Denzel Mims was asked if he’d be ready for Week 1. He said “most definitely”.
Breshad Perriman shouldn’t be far away from returning. The question is: Will Perriman be ready for Week 1?
Pierre Desir’s eventual injury will provide reliability to a position that has been struggling all camp. However, second year cornerback Blessuan Austin has held his ground and will likely start opposite to Desir.
Nearing the end of training camp, the New York Jets are getting back key players from injury. That is a good sign.