New York Jets Tackle Duane Brown Officially Out Week 1

The hits keep coming for the New York Jets. Head coach Robert Saleh announced today that starting left tackle Duane Brown will miss the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens:
Brown signed on with the Jets in August following an injury to projected starter Mekhi Becton. Becton has proven a frustrating prospect for the Jets since being taken 11th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, missing all but one game in 2021 before suffering an injury in training camp this year that is expected to cost him all of 2022. Brown, a five-time Pro Bowler, was acquired to bridge the gap while Becton recovered, but his injury leaves the Jets scrambling.
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Brown, 37 this year, signed with the Jets on a two-year, $22 million pact after successful stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans. He had proven a reliable, durable starter across his 15 seasons, starting an incredible 203 games, but this injury comes at a terrible time for the Jets. Already down their starting quarterback Zach Wilson, the Jets had been hoping to get off to a fast start and erase memories of an embarrassing 2021 season in which they finished 4-13. Should this season quickly go off the rails, the Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson pairing might not last much longer in New York.
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