The NY Jets will be without Ashtyn Davis and Greg Van Roten for the rest of the season.
The NY Jets suffered a few injuries coming out of their last-second Week 13 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Although, that certainly isn’t the biggest talking point following their miraculous defeat.
The Jets opted to fire defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on Monday after the veteran coach’s poor late-game decision ultimately resulted in the team’s loss.
Expectedly head coach Adam Gase had a lot to say about Williams’ firing when speaking to reporters on Monday. But he also revealed the status of a variety of injured players on the team.
Davis injured his foot in Sunday’s loss and was replaced on defense by Matthias Farley. A third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Davis has played in 10 games this season, starting the last five since taking over for Bradley McDougald.
For the most part, Davis has held his own in the starting lineup. While there’s still plenty of room to grow, he was at least a significant improvement over McDougald.
With Davis out, it will likely be the veteran Farley who’s asked to start the remaining four games of the season opposite Marcus Maye. The only other safety on the active roster was the aforementioned Jackson who also suffered an injury in the game.
Jackson hurt his hamstring early in the contest and will likely be placed on injured reserve and miss the remainder of the season. The Jets have former New Orleans Saints’ safety Saquan Hampton down on the practice squad and it’s likely the local Rutgers product is promoted to the active roster.
The NY Jets will also have to reshape their offensive line
As for Van Roten, the veteran guard sustained a toe injury and will likely miss the remainder of the season as well. With Alex Lewis on the non-football injury list, that means the Jets will be down both of their starting guards.
Backup center/guard Josh Andrews filled in for Van Roten after he exited with his injury while Pat Elflein started in place of Lewis. The Jets also have rookie fourth-round pick Cameron Clark who could see some time down the stretch.
Clark has either been injured or inactive for most of the season but it would be nice for the rookie to earn some snaps over two backups in Elflein and Andrews.
The Jets will certainly have some roster shuffling to do over the next few days.