Jets safety Marcus Maye will be starting off training camp on the PUP list. Should fans begin to worry about his health in the future?
New Jack City won’t be at full strength to start training camp. The Jets announced on Monday that safeties Marcus Maye and Brandon Bryant have been placed on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list prior to the start of camp.
The Jets seemed to have thought that Maye would be good to go by now. He participated in some drills while remaining limited during minicamp, which was a good sign he’d be healthy soon. Maye said himself in a press conference that he expected to be ready by day one.
Adam Gase said that the Jets were being cautious with Maye, and seemed to believe there was hope he’d be ready to play by the start of camp. Now, he’ll have to wait a little longer to get his starting safety on the field.
Maye’s 2018 season was crushed by injuries. He only played in six games due to various injuries throughout the year. After ankle and thumb injuries limited him to start the season, his 2018 was officially ended when he was placed on the season ending Injured Reserve and underwent shoulder surgery.
It’s disappointing to see Maye start off the new year on the sidelines. Many expected to see him at full strength by day one of training camp. However, there’s little to worry about regarding his status for the season.
All signs prior to this move pointed to Maye being healthy. Gase said in June that Maye was ready to go out and play, but that the coaching staff was taking a cautious route in making sure he’d recover 100% by the beginning of the season.
Unless Maye suffered a setback, he should be well near fully recovered. And if there was any setback, we probably would have known by now. It’s possible that he is indeed fully recovered, and this is just a precautionary move to keep him healthy and off the practice field.
Jets fans have little to be concerned over regarding Maye’s health. There’s no concern at all in Florham Park that he will be on the field sooner rather than later. Fans can expect to see New Jack City at full force in the very near future.