NY Jets news: Mekhi Becton expected to return for training camp

NY Jets, Mekhi Becton
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The NY Jets kicked off mandatory minicamp on Tuesday which meant that the entire 90-man roster was able to practice together for the first time this spring.

At least, almost the entire roster.

A few players were held out with injuries, perhaps none more notable than left tackle Mekhi Becton. Becton missed OTAs with a foot injury and will be held out of minicamp as well.

However, head coach Robert Saleh spoke to reporters prior to Tuesday's practice and indicated that he expects every Jets player currently dealing with an injury to be ready for training camp next month.

When asked specifically about Becton, Saleh said the same. That the Jets believe Becton will be back for the start of training camp.

The NY Jets believe Mekhi Becton will return for training camp.

Becton has been absent this spring dealing with plantar fasciitis, an injury that has been known to linger at times. However, the Jets don't seem too concerned with Becton's situation.

Saleh referred to it as a "nagging injury" and said that it's "not worth it" to have Becton practice during minicamp. That sure sounds like an injury Becton could play through if necessary.

The Jets are just taking every precaution necessary, which makes sense its only mid-June.

Becton was banged up on a number of occasions during his rookie season as the 2020 first-round pick missed Weeks 5 and 6 with a shoulder injury. He also dealt with a chest injury back in November and exited Week 17 early with an ankle injury.

Becton only missed two games, but he dealt with a few nagging injuries that could be cause for concern. Especially with something like plantar fasciitis, it's worth keeping an eye on even if the Jets don't believe it's serious.

Not only do the Jets expect Becton to be back for training camp, but the same goes for Quinnen Williams, Ashtyn Davis, Blessuan Austin, and a number of other players currently out with injuries.

There are no candidates for the offseason PUP list, at least as of now.

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The Jets will hope to get Becton and the others back on the field as soon as possible. And it looks like training camp in mid-July is the target date.