The Jets may be missing one of their top weapons on Sunday in Seattle.
Rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims had to return to his home in Texas to deal with a family emergency, according to a source. That means he is not being tested for COVID-19 and would not be eligible to play in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks if he did not return to New Jersey in time to be tested Wednesday night. He would need to be tested by 10 p.m. in New Jersey, according to a source.
Jets coach Adam Gase would only say that Mims is dealing with a personal issue and hinted that Mims may miss the game Sunday.
The Jets drafted Mims in the second round of April’s draft out of Baylor. He missed the first six weeks of the season with a hamstring injury. He has given the Jets a deep threat since returning and has shown an ability to make contested catches. He has 19 receptions for 324 yards. He caught a two-point conversion pass in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders.