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New York Jets LBs have completely imploded with Blake Cashman injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 21: Benjamin Watson #84 of the New England Patriots makes a first down catch against Blake Cashman #53 of the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 21: Benjamin Watson #84 of the New England Patriots makes a first down catch against Blake Cashman #53 of the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets have experienced an apocalyptic catastrophe to their linebacker position. Here are the latest details on Blake Cashman.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it has for New York Jets fans.

On Thursday Jets head coach Adam Gase spoke to the media and gave a cryptic injury update on rookie linebacker Blake Cashman:

“In addition (Blake) Cashman won’t practice today with a shoulder. We’re going through a lot of evaluations, we should have more information available later today.”

Cashman was hurt in practice earlier this week and when Gase was pressed for more information from reporters he said: “The team was really worried about him and that the injury was just an awkward thing.”

This continues a snake-bitten like rash of injuries for the team at the linebacker position.

In the preseason the Jets lost starting linebacker Avery Williamson for the season. During the season opener vs the Buffalo Bills, CJ Mosley hurt his groin, missed a month of action, came back and reaggravated the injury and likely won’t play again this season.

A key reserve who had played really well in Mosley and Williamson’s place Neville Hewitt has been battling an array of injuries and he’s out for Sunday’s game vs the Miami Dolphins.

The Jets placed Albert McClellan on injured reserve earlier this week due to injury. Now the cherry on top of this injured linebacker pie is Blake Cashman now being ruled out for the year with a torn labrum and fractured shoulder, per multiple reports.

Blake started the last five games for the green and white before suffering a serious shoulder injury in Wednesday’s practice.

This is not only a problem for 2019, where the Jets are decimated at the position, but this Cashman shoulder injury continues a discouraging trend of shoulder issues he had at Minnesota in college.

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This means the only two healthy bodies are James Burgess and BJ Bello who was added to the roster this week. The likely starters for Sunday’s game are Burgess and outside linebacker Brandon Copeland, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

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