Blessuan Austin

#31 DB / N.Y. Jets / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 lb Age: 24 College: Rutgers Bye 10

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  • Austin (neck) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. The 24-year-old was considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but he'll instead be sidelined for at least the next three games. Austin's MRI this week showed encouraging results, so there's a chance he only misses the three-game minimum.

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  • Austin (neck) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chargers. The Jets cut Pierre Desir earlier this week and placed Brian Poole (shoulder) on season-ending IR, so Austin is their last remaining starting cornerback. He's in danger of sitting out Sunday as well, although an MRI showed encouraging results Thursday. If Austin's able to play, he'll operate as the team's undisputed No. 1 corner, and the final verdict on his status will be revealed about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

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  • Austin (neck) appears to have avoided a serious injury and is considered day-to-day, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Austin had an MRI on Thursday, but the results appear to have been encouraging. Based on his 'day-to-day' designation, it sounds like the starting cornerback could even have a chance to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, depending on how he looks at practice Friday.

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  • Austin (neck) will not practice Thursday and is set to receive an MRI to determine the severity of his injury, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Austin has played an every-down role for the Jets while healthy this season, so it will be a notable blow for the team's secondary if he's forced to miss time. Bryce Hall, a rookie fifth-round pick, is already expected to slot into New York's opposite starting cornerback spot.

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  • Austin recorded a game-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and a pass defensed in Monday's 30-27 loss to New England. Austin's physicality is what makes him an effective cornerback, but it also got him in trouble, as he was flagged for defensive holding on 3rd-and-10 to extend a drive that eventually resulted in New England's game-tying touchdown. The 2019 sixth-round pick out of Rutgers is locked into a starting spot in New York's underwhelming cornerback corps, and he's handling himself well in that role.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 @BUF 7.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 SF 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @IND 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DEN 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*5 ARI 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @MIA 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BUF 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 @KC 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 NE 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 BYE - - - - - - - -
*11 @LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
12 11/29 Miami Dolphins 23
13 12/06 Las Vegas Raiders 14
14 12/13 @Seattle Seahawks 28
15 12/20 @Los Angeles Rams 24
16 12/27 Cleveland Browns 22
17 01/03 @New England Patriots 8

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