NY Jets expect Denzel Mims to return after one-game absence

NY Jets, Denzel Mims
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The NY Jets expect wide receiver Denzel Mims to return after his one-game absence.

The NY Jets haven’t had many things to remain optimistic about this season, but the play of rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims has been one of them. Unfortunately, they were without Mims this past week when they took on the Seattle Seahawks.

The results showed on the field.

The Jets were obliterated by a final score of 40-3, their largest margin of defeat in nearly four years. Their leading receiver was Braxton Berrios who hauled in three catches for 49 yards. Sam Darnold completed just 14 passes for 132 yards.

Safe to say, they certainly missed their rising star wide receiver.

Fortunately, it appears as though Mims will return this week when the Jets travel back out west to take on the Los Angeles Rams.

Mims left the team last week to return home to Texas to deal with a family emergency. It would ultimately force him to miss this past Sunday’s game, but his absence appears to be a brief one.

Head coach Adam Gase revealed on Monday that Mims was back with the team and is currently in the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. Once he passes through the protocols, Gase said that he expects Mims to practice this week.

And if all goes according to plan, he should be able to play in this week’s game against the Rams.

The NY Jets have been very impressed with Denzel Mims this season

Mims missed all of training camp and the first six weeks of the season dealing with a hamstring injury. But since he’s returned, he’s put together a promising stretch of games.

In six games, Mims has hauled in 19 catches for 324 yards including 40+ yards in each of those games. He’s one of just six receivers in NFL history with 40 or more receiving yards in his first six career games.

The Jets will hope to see Mims return this week after a brief one-game absence. But he might not be the only rookie returning to the team in Week 15.

Rookie running back La’Mical Perine is eligible to be activated off injured reserve this week and Gase said that he expects both him and kicker Sam Ficken — who is also eligible to return — to be back at practice this week.

It sounds like both players have a good chance of returning this week.

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The Jets will surely be happy to see Mims back in the fold this week after Sunday’s disastrous performance.