The New York Jets’ effort to shore up their offensive line may have taken yet another hit — even before the first snap of the season.
Duane Brown missed his second practice this week and is being evaluated for a shoulder injury, according to multiple reports.
The news puts Brown’s Week 1 debut against the Baltimore Ravens in doubt — and shoulder injuries are a massive concern for big men who rely on their strength to protect playmakers.
Brown has only been a part of the team for a month, landing with the team after onetime blue chip prospect Mekhi Becton was lost for the season due to lingering knee issues.
If Brown is lost, the team will need to shift to rookie Max Mitchell or a veteran, although Connor McDermott just rejoined the team from an injury of his own.