NY Jets news: Chuck Clark ACL injury, Jets stole Adrian Amos from another team

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The NY Jets were dealt a potentially significant piece of news on Tuesday as it was reported that starting safety Chuck Clark had suffered a serious knee injury.

While Clark is seeking a second opinion, the early indication is that he will miss a significant chunk of time, quite possibly the entirety of the 2023 season. The Score's Jordan Schultz is reporting that the Jets fear that Clark sustained an ACL injury.

It's unclear when exactly the injury occurred, seeing as the Jets concluded OTAs on Friday, but the result is the same. The Jets will be without one of their two projected starting safeties and a player who was expected to be a key cog in the secondary.

The team pivoted to sign former Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos on Tuesday, mere hours before the news of Clark's injury broke. More on how that situation developed below.

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How the Adrian Amos signing went down

There's a reason the Jets pivoted as quickly as they did to sign Adrian Amos — they weren't alone in their pursuit. Amos actually visited with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, his second visit with the team this offseason.

Per The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens and Packers were both interested in signing Amos before the Jets came calling with a more lucrative offer. It certainly doesn't hurt that he will likely fill a starting role in New York, either.

Amos went from likely Baltimore-bound to the new starting safety of the Jets in just a couple of days. In a weird twist of fate, it was an injury to the player the Ravens traded to the Jets this offseason, Clark, that likely prevented them from signing his replacement.

The Jets are certainly happy to have secured the Amos deal; they likely just wish it came under different circumstances.

Stefon Diggs' bizarre situation in Buffalo

A brief departure from Jets news for a moment to discuss the bizarre situation developing with one of the team's division rivals, the Buffalo Bills. It's hard to make of everything regarding All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

Diggs was the only Bills player not in attendance for the team's mandatory minicamp, prompting Bills head coach Sean McDermott to insist he was "very concerned" about his star receiver's status.

What followed that was a series of cryptic Instagram posts from Diggs, a contradictory statement by his agent, and some telling comments from Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

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Whatever's going on in Buffalo, it seems clear that there's some rift between Diggs and the Bills. Seeing as Diggs is one of the most important players on arguably the Jets' top competitor, this is obviously a situation worth monitoring.