Sauce Gardner, DJ Reed still in concussion protocol

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Jets players…Oct. 23, 12:08 p.m.

As the Jets return from their bye and prepare to face the Giants at MetLife Stadium, it remains uncertain whether their top two cornerbacks, Sauce Gardner and DJ Reed, will be available. Head coach Robert Saleh stated in a press conference that both players are still in the concussion protocol and that the team will have a better idea of their status by Wednesday. Gardner and Reed missed the previous game against the Eagles due to their concussions.

Saleh also mentioned that more information regarding center Joe Tippmann’s quad injury will be available on Wednesday as well. Tippmann’s availability for future games will depend on the severity of his injury.

Oct. 15, 9:18 p.m.

After the Jets’ victory against the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver Garrett Wilson assured reporters that he is fine despite limping off the field twice during the game due to a leg injury. Wilson reiterated head coach Robert Saleh’s postgame statement that he is okay and emphasized his commitment to being there for his teammates. He acknowledged that if he is not fully fit, he would not risk playing and believes in the next-man-up mentality of the team.

Wilson caught eight passes for 90 yards in the game and demonstrated his resilience by being there for the team until the end. Although he was taken to the x-ray room in a cart, his injuries were not severe enough to prevent him from finishing the game. Head coach Saleh expressed confidence in Wilson’s abilities and suggested that he could have continued playing if necessary.

Offensive lineman Joe Tippmann sustained a thigh injury during the game and is expected to be out for an extended period. Cornerback Michael Carter II also suffered a hamstring injury. These are the only injuries listed by Saleh after the game.

The Jets have an open date in Week 7 and will return to action in Week 8 against the Giants on October 29.

Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.

During the first half of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jets offensive lineman Joe Tippmann suffered a thigh injury. He was downgraded from questionable to out after halftime. Wes Schweitzer replaced him at the right guard position for the remainder of the game.

Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.

Jets pass rusher Micheal Clemons was unable to play in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an ankle injury. This adds to the list of inactive players, including cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed. Despite missing key players on defense, the Jets still had wide receivers Mecole Hardman and Xavier Gipson, as well as pass rusher Carl Lawson available for the game.

Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m.

Justin Hardee, a special teams player for the Jets, underwent surgery for his injured hamstring and has been placed on injured reserve. He is expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hardee sustained the injury during a previous game against the Denver Broncos and aggravated it in practice. The Jets have elevated defensive backs Craig James and Ke’Montae Hayes from the practice squad, and offensive lineman Carter Warren has been added to the active roster as replacements.

Oct. 13, 4:40 p.m.

In the lead-up to the Jets’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles, cornerback DJ Reed has been ruled out for the second consecutive week as he has not fully passed the concussion protocol. Brandin Echols and Justin Hardee were also ruled out earlier due to hamstring injuries. Head coach Robert Saleh expressed hope that Reed would be able to play, but his participation will depend on his progress in practice. Meanwhile, cornerback Sauce Gardner and wide receiver Xavier Gipson are listed as questionable but Saleh expects Gardner to play. Fullback Nick Bawden and defensive lineman Michael Clemons are also questionable.

Oct. 13, 11:10 a.m.

In more injury updates, defensive backs Brandin Echols and Justin Hardee will not be playing in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles. This is disappointing news for the Jets, especially in terms of special teams performance. As for cornerback DJ Reed, who has been in the concussion protocol, his availability for the game is uncertain and will depend on his progress in practice.

Oct. 11, 12:01 p.m.

Cornerback D.J. Reed has recovered from his concussion and will return to practice, according to head coach Robert Saleh. However, Saleh noted that Reed will need to overcome challenges in practice before fully returning to game action. Reed missed the Jets’ previous game against the Broncos due to the concussion.

Oct. 8, 8:00 p.m.

Head coach Robert Saleh expressed concern over offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker’s calf injury following the Jets’ victory against the Broncos. Vera-Tucker, who previously suffered a season-ending injury in Denver last year, left the game in the second quarter due to the injury. An MRI on Monday will provide more details regarding the severity of the injury.

Oct. 8, 3:10 p.m.

Defensive end Carl Lawson and wide receiver Mecole Hardman are both unable to play in the Jets’ game against the Denver Broncos. Lawson has only recorded three tackles in three games this season, while Hardman has one catch for six yards in four games. The Jets have listed several other players as inactive for the game.

Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Starting cornerback D.J. Reed has been ruled out for the Jets’ game against the Denver Broncos due to his ongoing status in the concussion protocol. Head coach Robert Saleh confirmed this news and mentioned that cornerback Brandin Echols will also be unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Offensive tackle Billy Turner is dealing with a toe issue, linebacker Sam Eguavoen will have limited participation in practice, and safety Tony Adams, offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer, and offensive tackle Mekhi Becton will participate fully in practice.


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