New York Jets Declare Safety Joyner Done for the Year

The New York Jets were officially eliminated from playoff contention with their Week 17 23-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and that has drastically changed their goals for the season finale. Head coach Robert Saleh explained at his Monday press conference that safety Lamarcus Joyner aggravated a hip injury in yesterday's game and will rest for the team's Week 18 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Joyner previously missed two games with a hip injury suffered in the Jets' Week 14 20-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He has started 14 games for the Jets this year, nabbing three interceptions and notching 57 total tackles.

Tony Adams is expected to start in Joyner's stead. Adams has played 10 games for the Jets this season, logging 12 total tackles on limited snaps. He joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent earlier this year.

Joyner is set to hit unrestricted free agency following this season, so it makes sense for the Jets to get a look at their young player in case Joyner elects to move on. Joyner has played for three different teams since entering the league as the St. Louis Rams' 41st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been a reliable and competent starter throughout his career, but he could be looking for greener pastures as he approaches his age-33 season.
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