NY Jets news: Garrett Wilson injury update, Joe Flacco return, Duane Brown

  • The latest on Garrett Wilson's injury
  • Joe Flacco making a comeback
  • When will Duane Brown return?
NY Jets, Garrett Wilson
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The NY Jets released their final injury report ahead of their Week 11 meeting with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, and wide receiver Garrett Wilson was listed as questionable with an elbow injury.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that Wilson still had a few "hurdles" to clear before he'd be able to play on Sunday. Saleh appeared to have some concern that Wilson might not be able to play this weekend.

Wilson himself, however, didn't mince when speaking to reporters on Friday. The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year insisted that he will play on Sunday against the Bills.

Wilson suffered an elbow injury during the team's Week 10 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. While Wilson was a limited participant in practice all week, he seems likely to play this Sunday. Take it from the man himself.

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Joe Flacco eyeing an NFL comeback

Former Jets quarterback Joe Flacco could be eyeing an NFL return in the near future after working out for the Cleveland Browns on Friday. Flacco's meeting with the Browns comes a few days after starting quarterback Deshaun Watson was placed on the injured reserve.

With the Browns searching for a third quarterback, Flacco could find his way back to the AFC North after spending the better part of the last three seasons with the Jets.

Flacco made it clear this offseason that he still believed he could play in the NFL. While the Jets never shut the door on a possible return, they ultimately went in a different direction after Aaron Rodgers' injury, signing fellow veteran Trevor Siemian to their practice squad instead.

Flacco started four games for the Jets in 2022, famously helping lead a miraculous comeback victory over the Browns in Week 2. Now, Flacco could be on his way to Cleveland as early as next week.

When will Duane Brown be back?

The Jets opted not to activate Duane Brown to the 53-man roster this week despite the veteran offensive tackle being a full participant in practice for the third week in a row.

Brown is still working his way back from a hip injury he suffered back in Week 2. While he appears to be healthy, the Jets are determined to get Brown as many reps as possible before he returns.

Time is running out for him to be activated, however. The Jets have until next week to activate Brown from the IR, or else his season will officially be over.

The Jets will roll with Mekhi Becton and Max Mitchell as their starting offensive tackles again this week but expect Brown to be back in Week 12. He should be activated next week.

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