- By Josh Clark
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.