It appears there’s some more bad news regarding Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. NFL insider Mike Garafolo is saying the injury is worse than the team originally believed.
#Jets OT Mekhi Becton’s knee injury is more concerning than the team originally believed following practice today, sources tell me and @RapSheet. It’s a new injury and unrelated to his previous knee injury. Becton has additional medical appointments tomorrow to get more clarity.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 8, 2022
Per Garafolo, the injury is unrelated to Becton’s dislocated knee cap which shelved him for all but a handful of plays last season.
This puts GM Joe Douglas in a position where he’ll have to get moving on sealing the deal with veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown who visited the team two days ago. If the Jets fail to land Brown, they’re leaving themselves vulnerable at the tackle position with the season now just weeks away.