FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers lastly has his blindside protector.
Left sort out Duane Brown was activated Wednesday from the bodily unable to carry out record, that means he is cleared to observe because the Jets proceed their closing week of coaching camp.
Brown, who underwent rotator cuff surgical procedure after the season, shall be prepared for the season opener towards the Buffalo Payments, coach Robert Saleh mentioned. He will not play within the preseason finale; the Jets face the New York Giants on Saturday, with Rodgers slated to make his Jets debut.
The hope is that Brown, who turns 38 on Aug. 30, will observe Thursday.
With Brown on the PUP record, the Jets have rotated Max Mitchell and Billy Turner at left sort out, neither of whom stood out. Barring a setback, Brown is anticipated to start out at left sort out within the common season.
The offensive line, a bother spot in camp, lastly is beginning to take form. Former first-round choose Mekhi Becton, a backup all through camp, will begin towards the Giants, that means it is his job to lose. Connor McGovern retained the middle place. The guards are returning starters Alijah Vera-Tucker and Laken Tomlinson.
All they want is Brown again within the lineup.
“We really feel actually good about our O-line,” Saleh mentioned.
The Jets signed Brown to a two-year, $20 million contract final August, when Becton suffered a season-ending knee damage early in coaching camp.
Brown tore a rotator cuff late in camp, leading to a four-game stint on injured reserve. Truly, he had a number of tears within the cuff. He opted to postpone surgical procedure till after the season, incomes effusive reward for his toughness. He wound up beginning 12 video games at left sort out.
“I imply, shoot, individuals will not even get away from bed for the stuff he went by means of and he was enjoying soccer video games — and he did not must do as a result of his cash was already assured,” Saleh mentioned. “The fellows had torn rotator cuffs and he nonetheless went on the market, and he did not must. He performed rattling close to the entire season with one arm and performed fairly rattling properly.”
The Jets had been so impressed with Brown that they created a staff award in his title. He was the primary recipient of the “Selfless Warrior” award.