29 September (WNN) — The winnerless New York Jets are expected to be without star safety Marcus May for several weeks due to an ankle injury.
League sources told ESPN and NFL media on Wednesday that May – the Jets’ longest-serving player and one of the team’s best defenders – will not play for three to four weeks with an ankle sprain.
May played every defensive snap during the Jets’ 26-0 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and Jets head coach Robert Saleh did not mention May in the postgame injury report. Mei showed up on the team’s injury report on Wednesday after missing out on practice.
Mai’s agent, Eric Burkhart, wrote on twitter That his client would recover “just before the trade deadline” on November 2 fueled speculation about the defense’s willingness to leave the franchise.
The Jets used the franchise tag on Mai last off-season, and the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline. As a result, the University of Florida Product is playing this season on a one-year contract worth $10.6 million.
During training camp, May expressed her displeasure about her current contract status. He said that his priority is to live in New York, but he did not rule out the idea of requesting business if he is re-tagged.
Mai is second on the Jets for a loss this season with a total of 23 tackles, including two tackles. He also has a sack and a pass breakup in three matches.