NY Jets: The door is open for Bryce Hall’s NFL debut this week

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NY Jets’ rookie cornerback Bryce Hall could be set to make his NFL debut this week.

The NY Jets‘ 2020 NFL Draft class has had a slow start to their rookie seasons, primarily due to a variety of injuries. But one of the most promising members of the team’s rookie class, Bryce Hall, could be set to make his debut this week.

Hall was selected by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2020 draft. After a promising career at Virginia, many saw Hall as a possible early Day 2 pick before a devastating ankle injury tanked his draft stock.

That same ankle injury has kept him sidelined up until this point, but he could be set to make his long-awaited return this week.

The Jets released cornerback Quincy Wilson this weekend which not only opened up a spot on the active roster, but at the very position that Hall plays.

Head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters ahead of Saturday’s practice and he was asked if Hall would be activated to the 53-man roster this week after Wilson’s release. His response, while not a full commitment, did seem to indicate that Hall could be activated sooner rather than later.

The NY Jets seem to think Bryce Hall will return sooner rather than later.

“Yeah, it opens a door for Bryce Hall,” Gase said when he was asked about the team’s release of Wilson.

Hall was placed on the non-football injury list at the start of the season and returned to practice a little over two weeks ago setting up his eventual return.

The Jets will still have to activate him to the 53-man roster if he is to play tomorrow when the Jets take on the New England Patriots. But as Gase said, the door is certainly open.

The Jets have had some issues at the cornerback position this year with the likes of Pierre Desir and Blessuan Austin failing to live up to expectations.

With Desir unlikely to return next season, it would make sense for the Jets to give Hall a shot in the starting lineup provided they feel he’s ready for the opportunity.

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