UPDATE: Manish Mehta brings some good news. The Jets do not believe Mims’ injury is serious.
Jets rookie WR Denzel Mims missed practice due to a hamstring issue.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 14, 2020
Good news though: Team believes it is not serious and is taking cautious approach. NYJ hopes to have him back in a few days, I’m told.
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A number of players missed practice for the Jets on Friday. Among the notable absences was rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims who hurt his hamstring earlier in the week.
Gase says Mims was hurt yesterday or the day before while running a route. There was a low throw, Mims reached for it and “kind of took a weird step” and felt something. No timetable at the moment on a return. #Jets— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 14, 2020
It certainly does not sound like a day to day injury for Mims, which is unfortunate for the Jets. It’s easy to overrated the impact of training camp, but getting rookies up to speed is relatively important.
Jets head coach Adam Gase also addressed the possibility of the Jets adding a wide receiver.
The Jets could look at adding a receiver while Denzel Mims is out, but Adam Gase said “It’s a little harder” in the COVID era. “It’s not like you can fly someone in and have them on the field the next day. There’s a pretty length process you have to go through.”— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 14, 2020
As long as Mims is out I am sure there will be speculation about the Jets potentially bringing back Gase favorite Demaryius Thomas who spent most of 2019 with the Jets. People will note that Thomas is a “veteran” and “knows the system.” However, knowing the system isn’t very useful without the ability to play effectively within the system. Last year Thomas didn’t add much production and developed little to no chemistry with Sam Darnold as the year went on. He’s just not an upgrade over what the Jets currently have so let’s move on.
There were other players to miss practice today including Frank Gore and Pierre Desir who also have hamstring injuries.
Adam Gase says Mims, Gore and Desir all missed practice today with hamstring injuries. #Jets— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 14, 2020
Gore’s injury doesn’t sound as serious as Mims’.
Gase said RB Frank Gore was kept out for precautionary reasons. His hamstring injury doesn't sound serious. Then again, he's 37 years old.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 14, 2020
Third round pick Jabari Zuniga also missed practice with a quad injury.
Mims, Gore, Desir were all out with hamstrings today. Zuniga had a quad, per Adam Gase (which is why they were dressed with no helmets all day). #Jets— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) August 14, 2020
These injuries are all worth watching. At this point Mims’ seems the most troublesome.