NY Jets hope to have Marcus Maye, Jarrad Davis back very soon

NY Jets, Marcus Maye
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The NY Jets will limp into their bye week both literally and figuratively following a disappointing 27-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the final score would indicate.

The Jets need this bye week not only to regroup and figure out what's wrong with their offense, but to rest and recuperate. And fortunately for them, the extra rest should do them some favors.

Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media on Monday and provided minor updates on the statuses of both safety Marcus Maye and linebacker Jarrad Davis.

Saleh insisted that the Jets hope for both players to be back in time for the team's next game in Week 7 against the New England Patriots.

While he didn't go as far as to say that they expect it, it does seem as though both players have a legitimate chance to return in the near future. And that's certainly good news for the Jets defense.

The NY Jets should return Marcus Maye and Jarrad Davis in the near future

Davis has been sidelined for the entire season after injuring his ankle in the preseason. He remains on the injured reserve, but it sure sounds like he could be activated very soon.

Once the Jets officially designate him to return from the IR, Davis will have three weeks to be activated to the 53-man roster. It's likely the Jets designate him to return prior to their next game.

Saleh did insist that Davis would be given a starting role upon his return even despite the emergence of Quincy Williams. He said that Davis is "a starter in this league" when healthy and suggested that he will have a featured role in the defense.

As for Maye, his future with the organization remains murky. From his contract situation to his legal issues, Maye's days with the Jets appear to be numbered.

But for now, the Jets do expect him to return soon from his ankle injury that caused him to miss Week 5 and hopefully play in their next game against the Patriots. With the trade deadline looming at the beginning of next month, any game he plays could be his final with the team.

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The Jets defense could be gaining some reinforcements soon, but that certainly won't fix their offensive woes.