The theme of training camp in 2020 for the Jets has been injuries.
The team has been particularly hard hit at the wide receiver position. Undrafted rookie Lawrence Cager added to that, suffering a knee injury in Tuesday’s practice.
Additionally Tarell Basham suffered an ankle injury.
The team does seem optimistic about Breshad Perriman’s return from a minor knee injury if you are searching for some good news.
Jets injury report: LB Tarell Basham (ankle) and WR Lawrence Cager (knee) were hurt in practice. They're being evaluated. Cager came down awkwardly while making a catch. ... WR Breshad Perriman (knee) will return Saturday, following an off day ... Still... https://t.co/cekvzhkFl8— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 25, 2020
Jets Injury Update:— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 25, 2020
WR Breshad Perriman, who has been out with a knee issue, is expected back on Saturday, per Adam Gase
OLBTarell Basham suffered ankle injury
Rookie WR Lawrence Cager being evaluated with knee issue
Even with all of the injuries at receiver, I am uncertain that Cager is set to play much of a role for the Jets this season. Making the team would be a good first step for him.
Basham, however, could receive regular playing time. The Jets just don’t have many proven edge rushers. There has also been some buzz that the team is optimistic about his potential for whatever that is worth.
It obviously will be good for the Jets to get Perriman back so he can continue to work to build chemistry with Sam Darnold.