A day after the Jets cut Le’Veon Bell the news still seems bleak for the 0 and 5 Jets. Sam Darnold isn’t going play on Sunday and Mekhi Becton didn’t practice, his status for the game won’t be known until later in the week. The team did get a few injured players back on the practice field in Mims, Clark and Maulet. Breshad Periman was also on the practice field and seems to be headed in the right direction injury wise. They also released wide receiver Donte Moncrief who was on the practice squad. Here is the full release with more details.
The Jets have designated WR Denzel Mims, OL Cameron Clark and CB Arthur Maulet to return to practice. They have also signed DL Tanzel Smart and K/P Sergio Castillo the practice squad and released WR Donte Moncrief from the practice squad.
Mims (6-3, 207) missed the first five games of the season with a hamstring injury after sustaining a different hamstring injury in training camp. He was placed on injured reserve Sept. 15. Mims, a second-round pick in 2020, totaled 186 catches for 2,925 yards and 18 TDs in 49 games (36 starts) at Baylor. He recorded a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
Clark (6-4, 308) was placed on injured reserve Sep. 7 and was drafted in the fourth round out of Charlotte in the offseason. He missed some time in training camp because of a shoulder injury then hurt his knee in the final days of camp. Clark started 25 games at left tackle for the 49ers between 2018-19.
Maulet (5-10, 190) strained his groin in Week 2 and was placed on IR Sept. 22. He played in 12 games (6 starts) for the Jets last season and had 38 tackles, 2 pass defenses and 1 INT as well as a scoop-and-score special teams touchdown off a muffed punt.Smart (6-1, 295) was most recently with the Browns practice squad after stints with the Rams (2017-19) and Bills (2020). He was a sixth-round pick of the Rams in 2017 and has totaled 20 tackles in 31 games.
Castillo (5-11, 184) comes from the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and was a CFL All-Star in 2019. He’s played in 38 games in the CFL and averaged 44.4 yards per punt and converted on 87% of his field goals with a long on 57.
Moncrief (6-2, 216) signed with the Green & White Aug. 31, was cut Sept. 5 and signed to the practice squad the next day. He was placed on practice squad IR Sept. 9. He’s played in 77 games (43 starts) and has 204 receptions for 2,561 yards (12.6 Yds/Rec) and 21 touchdowns.