NY Jets: Denzel Mims, Pierre Desir, and others return to practice

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The NY Jets saw the returns of Denzel Mims, Pierre Desir, and others in Wednesday’s practice.

The NY Jets haven’t exactly been the recipients of very much injury luck this summer. But on Wednesday, the team finally received some good news.

Following Tuesday’s practice, the Jets appeared more banged up than at any point in training camp with the likes of Jamison Crowder, Chris Hogan, Braxton Berrios, and Chris Herndon all joining the injury report.

However, the team saw the returns of a number of players on Wednesday.

Perhaps most notable were the returns of rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims and cornerback Pierre Desir who each participated in individuals drills. Desir was even able to work out with the team during 7-on-7 drills.

Both Mims and Desir had missed all of training camp with hamstring injuries and Wednesday marked the first time that either had practiced in any capacity.

But that wasn’t all either. Rookie wideout Lawrence Cager also returned fully after missing some time with a knee injury. Cager was beginning to shine prior to his injury and he’ll be looking to pick up where he left off.

Herndon also took the field again after being pulled from Tuesday’s practice with tightness in his chest. The same goes for Crowder and Hogan who were full participants in practice as well.

Moreover, outside linebacker Tarell Basham was a full participant after missing time with an ankle injury while rookie Jabari Zuniga practiced for the first time this summer after he had been limited with a quadriceps injury.

Even reserve offensive tackle Conor McDermott was able to participate in individual drills after sitting out the majority of camp with a knee injury.

It was a good day on the injury front for Gang Green and the returns of players like Mims and Desir are crucial with less than two weeks to go until the start of the regular season.

The NY Jets still did suffer a couple of injuries in practice.

Unfortunately, they didn’t come away completely unscathed as left guard Alex Lewis didn’t practice and rookie offensive lineman Cameron Clark left early with a knee injury.

Head coach Adam Gase didn’t sound concerned about Lewis’ injury, but said that the team needs to evaluate Clark — who got in a small tussle with Folorunso Fatukasi earlier in the day — further.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman also sat out again and Gase admitted that he was “way off” on his evaluation of Perriman’s injury. The veteran wideout remains sidelined with a knee injury after he was expected to return last Saturday.

In good news, however, safety Marcus Maye was running on the sidelines so while he still remains out, it seems like he’s nearing a return.

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The Jets appear to finally be getting healthier as the season nears. Now, here’s to hoping that this trend continues in the coming days.