NY Jets lose two more starting OL to injury ahead of Week 14

How does this keep happening?
NY Jets, Carter Warren
NY Jets, Carter Warren / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

The NY Jets have suffered through an unprecedented string of poor injury luck with their offensive line this season, and the hits keep coming. The Jets might have lost two more starting offensive linemen to injury ahead of their Week 14 game against the Houston Texans this Sunday.

After returning from an IR stint this past week, right guard Wes Schweitzer did not practice all week due to a calf injury and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

This is the same injury that landed Schweitzer on the injured reserve following the Jets' Week 8 win over the New York Giants. The veteran guard played all 68 offensive snaps this past weekend but clearly re-injured his calf at some point.

Meanwhile, rookie offensive tackle Carter Warren was added to the injury report on Friday with a hip injury and has been listed as questionable to play in Week 14. The Jets can't seem to catch a break.

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Warren wasn't on the injury report until Friday when he was listed as a limited participant. This would typically suggest that the injury occurred during Friday's practice.

Warren has played the majority of the last three games for the Jets, switching over from left tackle to right tackle in Week 13 due to the return of Mekhi Becton. His questionable designation indicates there's a real chance he's unable to play on Sunday.

With Schweitzer out, the Jets have a number of options to replace him. They could opt to elevate someone like Xavier Newman, Chris Glaser, or veteran Rodger Saffold from the practice squad. Newman's elevations should be reset since he was signed and released from the 53-man roster.

The Jets could also slide Max Mitchell or Billy Turner over to right guard instead. That said, if Warren is unable to play on Sunday, the team will likely need one of those two players at right tackle.

Another option to replace Warren could be veteran Duane Brown, although he's never played a snap at right tackle in his NFL career. That could mean the Jets consider moving Becton to right tackle, with Brown taking his place at left tackle.

The Jets also have backup swing tackle Austin Deculus, who they claimed off waivers from the Texans a few weeks ago. Deculus has yet to appear in a game for the Jets, but he could be set to make his debut against his former team this week.

The Jets are once again running out of healthy bodies on their offensive line. This will be the ninth week in a row that the Jets have started a different offensive line combination. How does this keep happening?