Jets to be without three starting offensive lineman in final game

Jets to be without three starting offensive lineman in final game

The Jets’ offensive line is limping to the end line. 

The unit will likely be with out three starters on Sunday in opposition to the Dolphins in left deal with Duane Brown (shoulder), proper deal with George Fant (knee) and proper guard Nate Herbig (calf). Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who began for Herbig final week in opposition to the Seahawks, can also be questionable with a knee damage and will likely be a game-time resolution. 

Anticipated to fill in on the road are left deal with Cedric Ogbuehi, proper deal with Mike Remmers and proper guard Dan Feeney. 

“We acquired a bunch of fighters is what we acquired,” head coach Robert Saleh mentioned when requested who he has remaining. “It’s going to be good. It’s going to be a possibility for Ogbuehi. We’ve acquired Remmers, Feeney has been on the lookout for a possibility. So, there’s guys who’re on the lookout for that chance, and I’m certain they’re very enthusiastic about it.” 

They are going to be tasked with defending quarterback Joe Flacco, who will likely be beginning instead of the injured Mike White, in opposition to a Dolphins go rush that ranks twelfth within the NFL in sacks. 

Duane Brown is one in all three beginning Jets offensive lineman who will miss the season finale. Invoice Kostroun/New York Put up

If Remmers will get the beginning for Fant, he would develop into the eleventh totally different offensive lineman to begin a sport for the Jets this season. Both manner, it’s going to mark the Jets’ ninth totally different beginning offensive line mixture this season. Left guard Laken Tomlinson and middle Connor McGovern are the one two linemen to begin each sport. 

Brown and Fant have been battling by accidents all season, however Saleh mentioned “the wheels fell off” for Week 18. 

“Duane, I’m shocked he made it this far, he might’ve referred to as it quits after coaching camp,” Saleh mentioned. “So simply grateful for him. You speak about a dude who loves soccer and simply gave this crew the whole lot when he didn’t must. … With George, he’s been battling on one leg all yr and he simply must get wholesome and get himself to the offseason. With Herbie, similar factor, he was coping with a calf after which the opposite calf blew on him. They’re harm.” 

CB Brandin Echols (quad) and S Lamarcus Joyner (hip) had been additionally dominated out for Sunday. 

S Ashtyn Davis (ankle), TE C.J. Uzomah (ankle) and S Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) had been listed as questionable, although Saleh mentioned earlier than observe Friday that he anticipated all three to play. 

The Dolphins, in the meantime, dominated out QB Tua Tagovailoa due to a concussion and listed backup Teddy Bridgewater as questionable with knee and proper finger accidents. However coach Mike McDaniel confirmed to reporters that third-string QB Skylar Thompson will begin.

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