Heading into training camp with the New York Jets, veteran safety Rontez Miles will, unfortunately, be on the sidelines due to a severe knee injury.
Mainly used as quality depth on defense, safety Rontez Miles was hit with unfortunate news this offseason. Miles had to undergo surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus injury. Due to this, he’ll be missing anywhere from three to four months of action with the New York Jets.
It is likely that the Jets will keep Miles and placed him on the Injured Reserve list since he’s always been an ace on special teams. Hopefully, he rehabs well and comes back to the team at some point this upcoming season.
Here is a look at Miles player profile as he will, unfortunately, miss all of Jets training camp.
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2017 SEASON REVIEW
Miles started thirteen games this past season for the Jets and had 24 tackles and three assisted tackles. He had double the amount of tackles and loss of yardage plays while he thrived on special teams.
2018 SEASON OUTLOOK
Miles will likely not be ready to return to the gridiron until mid to late-October. There is, of course, the chance that it will take him some time to get back into resuming full football activities and be able to contribute on defense/special teams.
That might mean he won’t be ready to go until early to mid-November. If Miles is able to bounce back from this unfortunate injury, he will likely be used on special teams before given starting reps on defense to ensure he’s able to compete.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Miles will likely be kept by the Jets due to the potential he has shown over the past few years on defense and special teams. If anything, he’ll probably be placed on IR and will be checked up upon as the season progresses to see how he rehabs. Before needed surgery, Miles was a player on the rise thanks to everything he brought to the table as the Jets will want to keep a player of his skill set and aggression around.