As we mentioned yesterday the Jets were set to sign safety J.J. Wilcox. The move makes more sense after this update from Ian Rapoport.
#Jets S Rontez Miles underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus and is out 3-4 months, source said. He’s a possible Injured Reserve/to return candidate. A blow to depth.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 6, 2018
Brian Costello from the NY Post adds that Miles is expected to return at some point this season.
Source confirms that safety Rontez Miles had surgery to repair a torn meniscus, as @Rapsheet reported. Expected back midway through season. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) June 6, 2018
Miles is expected to miss several months. The hope is that he could return midway through the season. Miles was the Jets’ third safety last year behind Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Miles is the longest-tenured defensive player on the Jets, joining the team in 2013.