The Jets may get some reinforcements on defense when they are back on the field Sunday against the Patriots.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said he’s hopeful that safety Marcus Maye and linebacker Jarrad Davis can return from ankle injuries this week.
“They’re day-to-day,” Saleh said Monday. “Hoping we can get them both back, but I’ll have a better idea for you come Wednesday. But it’s looking promising.”
Maye has missed the Jets last two games after spraining his ankle in the loss to the Broncos on Sept. 26. Davis has not played this season after badly injuring his left ankle in a preseason game against the Packers in August. He will need to be activated off of injured reserve this week, but he has been working on the side with trainers at practice for the past few weeks. The Jets signed Davis to a one-year, $5.5 million contract in March hoping he would be a solid piece in the middle of their defense.
Another player recovering from injury who is not expected back too soon is left tackle Mekhi Becton, who needed surgery on his right knee to fix injuries he sustained in the Week 1 loss to the Panthers. The initial timeline for Becton was 4-8 weeks from surgery and it has been four weeks now.
“He’s doing a really good job,” Saleh said. “Obviously, he’s a few weeks away yet, but he’s been working hard. He’s in pretty good shape and I know he’s chomping at the big bit to get back. But as far as a concrete evaluation, I wouldn’t have one for you right now. It’s still the same.”
There were big expectations for rookie WR Elijah Moore entering the season, but he has been a disappointment so far.
Moore has eight catches for 66 yards in four games (he missed one with a concussion). Still, Saleh said he has impacted games.
“We’re going to get our best players on the field. Elijah obviously is one of them and he’s been affecting the game,” Saleh said. “Statistically, for example, in London it wasn’t in his favor, but he did draw that big 45-yard explosive or 40-yard explosive on a [pass interference]. His speed is felt on the football field. … He’s coming along. He’s going to continue to get opportunities, we just got to find creative ways to get him on the football field and get him in position to go make a play.”