Two Key Jets Return to Practice

The New York Jets have exceeded expectations in the early portion of the season by going 2-2 despite a mountain of injuries. Finally, they appear to be turning a corner in that department. The team announced today that tackle Duane Brown and edge rusher Vinny Curry returned to practice.

By practicing Wednesday, the two players begin their 21-day window to return from injured reserve. Curry had been dealing with a hamstring injury, and Brown injured a shoulder during the preseason. Brown was signed to a two-year, $22 million deal in August to replace injured left tackle Mekhi Becton.

Curry joined the Jets in 2021 after a nine-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He missed all of the 2021 season due to a rare blood disorder and was expected to make his long-awaited debut for the Jets this year. He has notched 32.5 sacks in his 123 appearances.

Brown has been one of the league's better tackles over the past decade, collecting five Pro Bowls and one All-Pro over 14 years with the Houston Texans and New York Jets. At 37 years old, he was signed as a transitional left tackle for the Jets as they decide on their future at the position. Becton, their 11th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, will have missed 35 of a possible 50 games by the end of this year.

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