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New York Jets: Quincy Enunwa injury reveals glaring depth issue at WR

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Quincy Enunwa #81 of the New York Jets celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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The recent injury to New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa reveals a concerning depth issue that could cost the team later.

Another injury that is worth monitoring on 1 Jets Drive is New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa.

On Tuesday afternoon Enunwa went down with an injury that was later confirmed a groin injury.

While head coach Adam Gase doesn’t seem overly concerned, it is still something worth monitoring. Enunwa will have tests on his groin as a precautionary measure.

For what it’s worth Quincy did try to sneak back out onto the practice field, but the Jets brass wanted to play it smart.

Ultimately whether the injury is serious or not, the point remains: the New York Jets lack serious depth at the wide receiver position.

The top three receivers are very good: Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, and the aforementioned Enunwa. This is a good enough trio for Sam Darnold to work with, although if any of these guys get hurt, the team is in serious trouble.

The Jets have 12 receivers listed on their roster (including Ty Montgomery who can play both receiver and running back):

  • Josh Bellamy
  • Deontay Burnett
  • Greg Dortch
  • J.J. Jones
  • Charone Peake
  • Jeff Smith
  • Deonte Thompson
  • Tim White

There are some young players that have flashed throughout training camp, (Greg Dortch and Tim White), but the squad lacks proven options beyond their top three starters.

While the rest of the receivers are an island of misfit toys that include special teamers, role players, and an overall lack of NFL experience.

This could be an area that New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas looks to address. Early on in his tenure as the GM, he has shown a propensity to be aggressive with perceived weaknesses on the roster:

  • Whether that be on the offensive line:
    • Jets convinced former All-Pro center Ryan Kalil out of retirement.
    • The green and white also traded for former Baltimore Ravens starting offensive lineman Alex Lewis.
  • Or even at the cornerback position:
    • Another under the radar move was the use of the waiver wire to claim cornerback, Alex Brown.

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While wide receiver depth may not be the No. 1 need for the Jets, it’s important to continue to add competition to the mix for as many positions as possible. Expect the Jets to work the waiver wire, the trade market, and possibly even explore a veteran free agent wide receiver on the market to fill any holes at the position.

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