Gang Green places LT Duane Brown on IR

Florham Park, NJ May 31, 2023 — Offensive tackle Duane Brown during the Jets OTA. / © Chris Pedota, / USA TODAY NETWORK

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Jets players…

Sept. 23, 2:05 p.m.

Head coach Robert Saleh appeared to be optimistic about the prospects of Duane Brown playing Sunday against the New England Patriots, but things have quickly changed.

The Jets ruled the left tackle out Saturday afternoon and just a few hours later placed him on IR, meaning he will miss at least the next four games.

The Jets will now turn to either Billy Turner or Max Mitchell to protect Zach Wilson’s blind side. Gang Green could also shift Mekhi Becton from right tackle to left, but both Saleh and offensive line coach Keith Carter indicated they would rather not move Becton.

Brown was dealing with shoulder/hip issues. The Jets will also be without offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer (concussion) who was ruled out on Friday.

Sept. 22, 4:20 p.m.

After Jets head coach Robert Saleh updated New York’s injuries this morning, two days before a 1 p.m. Week 3 matchup with the New England Patriots, the official report revealed the final designations.

Safety Tony Adams (hamstring) and offensive lineman Wes Schweitzer (concussion) are out. Saleh appeared to be optimistic about left tackle Duane Brown (shoulder/hip), who is questionable, and up in the air on kicker Greg Zuerlein (right groin) — also questionable.

“Injuries, real quick — so, Tony Adams, he’ll be out dealing with his hamstring,” Saleh said. “Schweitzer, unfortunately, suffered a concussion yesterday in practice — he’ll be out. Duane Brown — you guys won’t see him today. Still feel good about his availability for Sunday, but he’s just getting some things checked out with the doctor. But we still have him listed as questionable. I’m not worried about him, as a veteran, being able to practice or not practice and still be able to show up and play.

“And then, otherwise — Zuerlein’s going to kick…


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