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New York Jets’ Duane Brown will be placed on IR and will miss at least four weeks with a shoulder injury.
New York Jets’ All-Pro left tackle Duane Brown has been placed on IR and will miss at least four weeks with a shoulder injury…less than a MONTH after signing a $22 million two-year contract
- Duane Brown Signed After Mekhi Becton Injured Offensive Equipment
- The newly signed All-Pro left tackle injured his shoulder during Monday’s practice
- Brown considered several options, including surgery before moving on to IR. was posted
- The injury news comes less than a month after he signed a $22 million two-year deal
The New York Jets signed All-Pro left tackle Duane Brown as starter after Mekhi Becton’s injury… but he’s already joining his new teammate on IR.
Brown injured his shoulder in Monday’s practice, and it has now been revealed that he will not be eligible to be taken off IR until week 5 ahead of the Jets’ game against the Miami Dolphins.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Brown and doctors discussed multiple options, including surgery, before choosing to try to rehabilitate the injury.
Duane Brown goes on IR for at least a month, with a shoulder injury he sustained in practice
In a similar move, the team promoted offensive tackle Grant Hermanns from the practice squad. The unwritten free agent is yet to see action entering his second year in the league.
The Jets are expected to start with veteran swing tackle Conor McDermott, or rookie Max Mitchell, in place of Brown.
Even at the age of 37, Brown has remained enduring with the Seattle Seahawks in recent years after playing nearly every game in the past four seasons. He also played all games of the last two seasons.
Brown walks back to the Seattle locker room after a game against the San Francisco 49ers
Brown will now join the man he had to protect, quarterback Zach Wilson, in the coaching room as he also works his way back from preseason knee surgery.
The hope is that Brown will eventually be able to return, as is expected of Wilson, rather than join Becton to be out of circulation for a year.
In the quarterback position, Joe Flacco will open the season on Sunday against his old team, the Baltimore Ravens, at MetLife Stadium.
Joe Flacco starts on Sunday as quarterback for the Jets, against his old team the Ravens