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Injury update on safety Rontez Miles

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Rontez Miles #45 of the New York Jets leaves the field after warm-ups before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Rontez Miles #45 of the New York Jets leaves the field after warm-ups before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Safety Rontez Miles left the New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions preseason Week 2 matchup due to injury. Here’s the latest on what happened.

Unfortunately for the New York Jets, another defensive back is on the injury list. In an article written by the RotoWire Staff for CBS Sports, they confirmed that safety Rontez Miles suffered an eye laceration which is why he never return in their Week 2 preseason matchup against the Detroit Lions.

Due to the NFL safety protocol, Miles will undergo tests on Monday to be evaluated for a concussion. Hopefully, all will be well and he won’t miss much time in training camp or preseason action.

Entering his fourth year with the Jets, Miles has mostly been known as a solid special teams player. So far in his tenure with the franchise, Miles has totaled 39 tackles, two forced fumbles, and an interception.

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It’s expected that Miles will continue to be used not only on special teams but in situational packages on defense. While the Jets are excited for the future at safety with rookies Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, they still have a long way to go before reaching such high expectations.

Miles is a player on the rise thanks to everything he brings to the table and his ability to step in and be quality depth when his number is called on defense. He’s a good tackler and is one of the more vocal leaders on the special teams unit. Special teams is still an area of opportunity for the Jets, and if Miles misses time due to injury, could pose for even more serious issues for that part of the team.

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