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Breaking down preseason Week 2 injuries

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 26: Brian Winters #67 of the New York Jets in action against the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 26: Brian Winters #67 of the New York Jets in action against the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets got hit with their first loss of the preseason due to a last-second field goal by the Washington Redskins. Here’s the latest injury report coming out of preseason Week 2.

In their first road game of the preseason, the New York Jets lost to the Washington Redskins, 15-13. Yes, it was a last-second field goal by the Redskins that sealed the deal but unfortunately for the Jets, they got hit with an injury in their Week 2 preseason loss.

As Stephen Whyno of AP News confirmed, cornerback Jeremy Clark left the game with a hamstring injury. Besides him, several starters on the Jets also didn’t suit up for the game due to injuries.

Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum was out with a foot injury, offensive guard Brian Winters was out due to an abdominal injury, running back Isaiah Crowell is still dealing with a concussion injury from the preseason opener, and defensive tackle Steve McLendon missed this Week 2 preseason matchup due to a leg injury. As one can see, the Jets offensive line is hurting at the moment.

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If the Jets plan to be a competitive team this upcoming season, it’s all about how good their offensive line holds up. To see Beachum and Winters dealing with injuries this early could be a cause of panic if general manager Mike Maccagnan doesn’t add better depth as insurance for the regular season at some point.

Hopefully, both players heal up and are ready to go in Week 1 on the road against the Detroit Lions. In Crowell’s absence, running back Bilal Powell looked good and made the most out of the extra reps during preseason action.

As the Jets learn from their first loss of the preseason, the focus will soon shift to their Week 3 “Snoopy Bowl” against the New York Giants. Head coach Todd Bowles will undoubtedly keep an eye on how his players bounce back from this loss as the final roster starts to take shape.

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