Garrett Wilson expected to return to practice Tuesday on a limited basis

Jul 22, 2023; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) looks on during the New York Jets Training Camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 22, 2023; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) looks on during the New York Jets Training Camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports / © Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Jets players…

Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh met with the media following Saturday’s practice and spoke about a number of players and where they stand on various injuries.

For young wideout Garrett Wilson, Saleh says “he’s doing really well” and is expected to be back at practice Tuesday but in a limited capacity. On Saturday, Wilson did some working out on a side field to ramp up ahead of his return.

As for veteran OL Duane Brown, Saleh says he’s a “couple of weeks” away from practicing. The 37-year-old is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but even if he doesn’t return to practice before the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Bills on Sept. 11, the team isn’t concerned about the vet’s capability to play in a game.

“We would love him out there right now but it is a plus that he’s got so much experience in this league,” Saleh said. “He’s one of the few in the league when you’ve had that much experience you can play without practice. He’s going through a lot of individual [work] on the side and he’s still getting a lot of work in. I’m not worried about whether he’ll be able to play once he gets here.”

Aug. 4, 12:37 a.m.

Jets OT Mekhi Becton started the Hall of Fame Game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night but only played a couple of series.

“There’s no setbacks. We got him through the two series, felt a little bit, and was like, you know what, it’s good for now but he should be good for practice,” coach Robert Saleh said after the game. “We just want to make sure we’re doing right by him. This is all about confidence for him. If he has any doubt at any time we’re going to be cautious.”

“That turf isn’t friendly for people with my size and my type of injury,” Becton said. “I was feeling it in warmups so I just pulled myself a little early. I’m good, though. I’m sure.”

The former first-round pick missed the entire 2022 season after injuring his surgically-repaired right knee last August. Now that he’s back with the team practicing and participating in on-field activities, the team will continue to monitor his progress.

Becton played in two series before coming out of the game, but Saleh did have him block on a field-goal attempt. That was the end of Becton’s night, however.

“You saw him go in there for a field goal. He’s fine, just has to build confidence in that thing and be able to push through anything he might be feeling,” Saleh said.

Aug. 1, 12:40 p.m.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said he “fully anticipates” wide receiver Garrett Wilson to return to practice on Saturday.

Wilson has been dealing with an ankle sprain that has kept him out of action for the last few days.

July 30, 1:50 p.m.

Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson is “dealing with a low ankle” sprain after leaving practice with the injury three days ago, head coach Robert Saleh said.

“We’re just being cautious with him,” Saleh said. “Give him a couple days to recover.”

Fellow wide receiver Corey Davis remains out with an illness, but the Jets expect him to return soon.

“Hopefully, we can get him back tomorrow,” Saleh said.

July 27, 12:50 p.m.

Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson is being evaluated for an ankle injury following Thursday morning’s practice, head coach Robert Saleh told reporters.

Wilson limped off the practice field after rolling his ankle and went right to the locker room with a trainer, though, Saleh doesn’t sound overly concerned and he expects the star receiver to be OK.

Wilson and new quarterback Aaron Rodgers have reportedly been showing some great chemistry over the first few days of training camp.

July 25, 12:22 p.m.

Allen Lazard is dealing with some muscle tightness, which is why he missed Tuesday morning’s practice, head coach Robert Saleh told reporters.

The wide receiver was seen at practice with a sleeve on his left leg, but the injury doesn’t sound like it’s too serious.

After spending the first five years of his NFL career in Green Bay, Lazard signed with Gang Green on a four-year, $44 million contract this offseason.

July 21, 12:30 p.m. 

Jets edge rusher and first-round pick Will McDonald is dealing with a leg contusion, head coach Robert Saleh announced on Friday. Saleh says the Jets expect him back soon. 

McDonald had signed his contract with the Jets earlier this week.

July 20: 12:20 p.m.

Despite the running back being placed on the PUP list on Wednesday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh says Breece Hall looks “really good” in his recovery from a torn ACL.

“He looks strong, he’s in really good shape. Obviously we’re gonna do good by him and make sure that we slow play it, but he’s in really good shape.”

Hall was able to hit 23 mph on the GPS this morning, according to the head coach. The star running back seems to be trending in the right direction for Week 1, but Saleh says they’ll trust the doctors and training staff.

“When he’s ready, he’s ready. The thing with ACL’s is you don’t want to go too quick but you don’t want to go too slow, there’s a balancing act,” he said. “As of now, knock on wood, things are going really well.” 

July 19, 5:15 p.m.

The Jets placed four players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Wednesday.

Running back Breece Hall, new wide receiver Randall Cobb, tight end C.J. Uzomah and recently-drafted defensive back Jarrick Bernard-Converse were all placed on the PUP list on the first day of training camp.

These designations mean that none of these players are allowed to practice, but they can be activated at any time. The Hall placement was expected considering he’s still coming back from a serious knee injury.

The Jets also placed wide receiver Diontae Spencer and safety Chuck Clark on injured reserve.

June 13, 8:20 p.m.

The Jets defense may have already taken a big blow.

Safety Chuck Clark has reportedly suffered a serious knee injury during OTAs, per multiple reports.

The team is still awaiting an official ruling, but SNY’s NFL Insider Connor Hughes says the 28-year-old defensive back will get a second opinion, but things aren’t looking great.

The Jets acquired Clark via trade from the Ravens earlier this offseason.

Clark had been a solid member of the Baltimore secondary since being drafted by the team back in 2017, but with them investing a ton in their secondary last offseason he became a roster casualty.

Clark was expected to get a fresh opportunity to show what he can do in Robert Saleh’s defense, but now it appears he’ll be out a significant amount of time.

The Jets already made a move to try to help fill his absence on the backend of their defense, signing veteran safety Adrian Amos to a one-year deal on Tuesday afternoon.

June 10, 9:00 a.m.

Jets tight end CJ Uzomah, who limped off the practice field on Friday while struggling to put weight on his right leg, did not return for precautionary reasons, SNY’s Connor Hughes tweeted Saturday morning.

“No worries for the start of training camp, per sources,” Hughes added.

June 9, 2:00 p.m.

Jets tight end CJ Uzomah left practice Friday after appearing to sustain a lower-body injury.

While running a pattern against no defenders in a drill with Aaron Rodgers, Uzomah failed to come out of his break on a comeback route and immediately started limping.

The tight end had trouble putting much weight on his right leg and hopped on one foot before bracing himself against the ground with both hands. He was later seen pulling up his shorts and grabbing at his right quad. Uzomah left the field under his own power but walked very gingerly with Jets trainers.

Mekhi Becton was on the field doing individual drills but was not practicing again Friday. Head coach Robert Saleh said he fully anticipates the offensive tackle to be ready when training camp starts next month.

Saleh was less clear about whether fellow offensive tackle Duane Brown would be ready for training camp, “We think he is, but I can’t verify that one yet.”

June 6, 10:55 a.m.

Aaron Rodgers will be doing a bit more at Jets practice on Tuesday morning, but the star quarterback remains limited due to a calf injury.

Head coach Robert Saleh said Rodgers will be participating in 7-on-7 and 2-minute drills, but not 11-on-11, as the team doesn’t want anyone around his legs.

Rodgers did the same at practice on Friday and Monday. While he is yet to log a full practice at Jets OTAs, Saleh says “everything is going according to plan.”

Rodgers appeared to sustain the calf injury two weeks ago during a warm-up exercise involving a medicine ball. Though the Jets are taking things slow, he appears to be trending in the right direction.

May 9, 1:00 p.m.

Breece Hall continues to make great progress as he works his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last season.

While speaking on the Rich Eisen Show on Monday afternoon, Jets head coach Robert Saleh remained optimistic about the star running back’s status for the regular season.

Hall, who has been working out at the team’s facility, remains on track to be ready for Week 1.

“He looks good,” Saleh said. “It’s almost like we have to slow him down because you want to make sure you pace those things. But he looks powerful, he looks good. He’s putting up good numbers when he’s running, he’s in a really good headspace.”

Getting Hall back healthy would be a huge boost for the revamped Jets offense.

He was a big piece for this unit during a strong rookie season. The Iowa State product had begun to break out in the weeks prior to his injury.

Hall had scored a touchdown in four consecutive weeks and was coming off a 20-carry, 116-yard performance in a win over the Green Bay Packers. He finished the year with 80 carries for 463 yards (5.8 yards per attempt) and four touchdowns.

When healthy, he’ll join a running back room that now consists of Michael Carter, Zonovan Knight, and fourth-round pick Israel Abanikanda.