The New York Jets made it a priority to improve their defense this past offseason and signed free agent linebacker Jarrad Davis to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million. Unfortunately, it looks like the fifth-year pro will be out for multiple weeks after suffering an ankle injury during Saturday's preseason game.
Jarrad Davis Injury Update
Davis went down in obvious pain during the second quarter of a Jets' 23-14 win over the Green Bay Packers. The 26-year-old had to be carted off to the locker room. Davis was a big signing for the Jets and had started each of the team's first two preseason games alongside linebacker C.J. Mosley.
Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters at a press conference on Monday that the expectation is Davis will be out until around the team's bye in Week 6. He remains a likely candidate to be placed on injured reserve, but that will not happen until the Jets finalize a 53-man roster for the regular season.
This isn't the news Jets fans wanted to hear after the team recently lost pass rusher Carl Lawson for the season due to a ruptured Achilles. Overall, Davis has racked up 305 tackles (19 for loss), 10.5 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, 9 pass breakups and 1 interception during his career (55 games played).
Rookie Jamien Sherwood is likely going to be called upon to step up and take over Davis' role on the first-team defense. For now, the Jets do not seem like a threat to make any kind of noise this season as they have odds set at +490 to make the playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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