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Jets’ Marcus Maye suffers Achilles injury in loss to Colts

Marcus Maye has already experienced enough injuries during a contract year to affect his impending representation . Now the ny Jets’ most experienced player within the secondary could also be lost for the season.

Maye suffered a noncontact Achilles tendon injury in Thursday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts, an injury that did not got to happen with representation looming this offseason. The injury isn’t officially season ending, but Jets head coach Robert Saleh admitted it isn’t wealthy .

“You check out that secondary, he’s the vet,” Saleh said. “You got tons of second-year rookie players and tons of second year and first-year players thereon rear and Marcus was quite that setting repel there. Obviously a heck of a footballer .

“Again I’m more concerned for Marcus and what we’ll do defensively to undertake to fill that void. He’s an incredible young man and he’s done everything we’ve asked him to try to to . I’m sick for him.”

Maye is playing on the franchise tag by the Jets, in order that they can’t reach an extension with him until after the season. An ankle injury in September led Maye’s agent to hint his client wanted to be traded, but Maye debunked that statement and wanted to remain with the Jets this year. Maye is additionally facing three misdemeanor charges in Florida from a DUI arrest/car accident in February, which could lead on to a possible suspension by the NFL.

Maye missed two games with the ankle injury and has 40 tackles, a sack, and two passes defended this year. Opposing quarterbacks targeting Maye have completed 68.8% of their passes for a 132.3 passer rating this year.

The 2021 season hasn’t gone the way Maye wanted, with this Achilles injury being the icing on the cake.

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