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New York Jets: The immediate future of Marcus Maye appears murky

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears is held by Marcus Maye #26 of the New York Jets in the first quarter at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears is held by Marcus Maye #26 of the New York Jets in the first quarter at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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New York Jets safety Marcus Maye had another setback in his return to the football field. Here are all the details and who will step up.

A lot of New York Jets fans have been wondering what the heck is taking Marcus Maye so long to get back on the field?

Jets head coach Adam Gase revealed the reason why after Tuesday’s practice:

“Yeah, that’s something I’m just not sure of (when he can come back). We’re just waiting for the docs to say okay we’re good to go or we have to wait longer. They’ve given me no indication that Marcus Maye can practice next week.

We’d like to get him back before the season starts and make sure he’s good to go. Although once he gets out there we want him to stay out there. There’s nothing more he can do, it’s all about the doctors. At the end of the day, it’s a nerve injury and it is what it is.”

To open training camp, Jets safety Marcus Maye was placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list and remains there ahead of the preseason opener vs the New York Giants on Thursday.

Maye had offseason shoulder surgery that has kept him out of the majority of the offseason training programs.

Marcus has battled injuries throughout his young NFL career. In 2018 he was battling ankle, thumb, and shoulder injuries.

The New York Jets were supposed to possess one of the better 1-2 punches in football with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye roaming the secondary. But it appears that Batman won’t have his Robin to start the season in 2019 and maybe even beyond.

With no timetable for his return and coach Gase being lukewarm at best on his status, the Jets must now plan for the immediate future without him in it.

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Throughout Jets training camp the player that has stepped up to the plate in his absence has been long-time role player Rontez Miles. In his six-year NFL career, Rontez has played in 47 NFL games with six starts.

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