Is Jets OL Mekhi Becton ready to hit the field?

A month ago, Jets coach Robert Saleh said oft-injured star tackle Mekhi Becton would be ready for camp.

Not so fast, apparently.

The third-year pro, who missed almost the entire 2021 season with a knee issue, apparently still isn’t back to form.

Becton has been rehabbing with well-known offensive line guru Duke Manyweather but questions persist about his size.

The Jets staff have been trying to get Becton to cut weight from his massive frame.

Becton is a punishing run-blocker when healthy.  But health has been an issue.

There were reports he still weighed 400 pounds during mini-camp.

The Jets coaches utilize a scheme that relies on more athletic zone-based linemen.

By placing Becton on the PUP list, they can reactivate him anytime during the preseason.