Prior to the first practice of training camp, the Jets have activated three players from injury lists. Two of them are prominent members of the roster, Marcus Maye and Foley Fatukasi. Sixth round rookie Jonathan Marshall was also activated.
We've placed S Marcus Maye, DL Foley Fatukasi and DL Jonathan Marshall on the active roster.— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 27, 2021
Additionally, we've signed DL Jeremiah Valoaga.
Meanwhile tackle George Fant was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Players placed on Reserve/COVID-19 include #Falcons TE Lee Smith, #Texans WR Taywan Taylor, #Giants LB Blake Martinez, #Jets T George Fant, #49ers DB Emmanuel Mosley.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2021
This is still intake testing as players report -- the time when positivity rates were highest in 2020.
Maye won the team MVP last year and received the franchise tag. It didn’t seem like the team was particularly concerned about his status when he was placed on the non-football injury list a few days ago.
Fatukasi has become a valuable run stuffer on the interior of a talented defensive line.
Marshall was picked in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in the spring. With the depth of that defensive line, he is likely destined for the practice squad.
Head coach Robert Saleh indicated Fant is in competition for the starting right tackle job with Morgan Moses. We will see how much time he misses.