The New York Jets are hurting at wide receiver as they prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs.
As the New York Jets gear up to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, the already winless franchise is facing problems on the injury front if they hope to put together any real offensive effort in the passing game. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder missed last week’s game and is still limited in practice on Thursday. Meanwhile, deep threat Breshad Perriman is still in the team’s concussion protocol.
Perriman left the Jets’ latest loss in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit (and an irresponsible one) from Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde while trying to make a catch.
Perriman left the game and has been sitting in concussion protocol ever since. He missed Wednesday’s practice and again on Thursday, and his availability for Sunday’s game is definitely in doubt.
The Jets signed Perriman to be their offensive deep threat this offseason after losing Robby Anderson to the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Perriman came on strong late last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and leveraged that into a decent one-year offer of $6.5 million from New York after a largely uninspiring career for most of his rookie contract. Perriman had already been released by both the Baltimore Ravens, who drafted him in the first round back in 2016, and the Washington Football Team.
So far this season, Perriman has only 11 catches (on 17 targets) for 118 receiving yards. He has yet to score a touchdown.