The Jets placed Lawson (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday, Tyler Greenawalt of USA Today reports. Lawson suffered a season-ending injury during practice last Thursday in the form of a ruptured left Achilles' tendon. Losing the 26-year-old for the season after just having signed him to a three-year, $45 million contract back in March is a brutal blow for the Jets' defense. Lawson will set his sights on a lengthy road to recovery and work to retake the field ahead of training camp in 2022. He will no doubt undergo surgery in the near future.
Lawson ruptured his Achilles on Thursday and will miss the entire 2021 season, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports. Lawson, who was carted off the practice field Thursday, had been signed by the team to a three-year, $45 million contract this offseason. Losing the defensive end, who had looked good this summer prior to his injury, is a big blow to the Jets defense, with the 26-year-old having been counted on to fortify the team's pass rush in 2021.
Lawson is slated to undergo an MRI on his Achilles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Lawson was carted off the practice field Thursday, and the fact that he has an Achilles' concern is obviously troubling. The Jets signed the 26-year-old to a three-year, $45 million contract this offseason and were counting on Lawson to bolster the team's pass rush in 2021.
Lawson (leg) was carted off the practice field Thursday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. The severity of Lawson's injury remains undisclosed, but it's always worrying to see a player leave the field under such circumstances. The veteran defensive end inked a three-year, $45 million deal with the Jets this offseason, and the team is counting on him to lock down a starting role and bring pressure.
Lawson signed a three-year, $45 million deal with Jets on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Lawson received $30 million in guaranteed money after a successful four-year stint in Cincinnati. He was most productive from a pass-rushing perspective in 2017 -- his rookie campaign -- when he managed 8.5 sacks. However, he earned by far his biggest role during the 2020 campaign, when he logged 723 defensive snaps. He'll immediately slot into a starting defensive end role with the Jets and be expected to bolster the pass rush.
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