NY Jets: 3 storylines to follow at 2021 mandatory minicamp

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets, Mekhi Becton
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2. Monitoring the NY Jets injuries

The Jets avoided any major injuries during OTAs, but there are a few to keep an eye on. Perhaps most notable is a foot injury that rising star left tackle Mekhi Becton is dealing with.

Becton is reportedly suffering from plantar fasciitis and there isn't a timetable for his return. That's an injury that could linger and it's worth monitoring over the course of this week.

If Becton could get on the field, that would certainly be encouraging. Don't count on it, though.

We already discussed the shoulder injury that Corey Davis is dealing with, and there's also Quinnen Williams who broke his foot early last month. The latter is expected to miss minicamp but hopes to return for training camp.

Others who were held out of OTAs for injury purposes include Blessuan Austin, Blake Cashman, Folorunso Fatukasi, Ashtyn Davis, Jonathan Marshall, Lawrence Cager, and Bennett Jackson.

It will be interesting to see which players return this week and which continue to watch from the sideline.

Austin and Cashman, in particular, will be looking to return as soon as possible with each of their starting jobs in jeopardy. Cashman might not even have a roster spot if he can't stay healthy.

The Jets will hope to return a few players from injury and avoid suffering any more during minicamp.