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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Practices fully

    Becton (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. The starting right tackle is trending toward returning Sunday against the Falcons after missing the Jets' Week 12 loss to the Dolphins. Becton started New York's first 10 games after only playing in one in 2021 and 2022 combined.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: First absence of season in Week 12

    Becton (ankle) is inactive for Friday's game against the Dolphins. After being limited to just one appearance over the previous two seasons by knee injuries, Becton started New York's first 10 games of 2023, but an ankle sprain suffered in Week 11 against the Bills will lead to the left tackle's first absence of the season. Duane Brown (hip) -- who was activated from injured reserve Thursday -- will protect the blindside of new starting quarterback Tim Boyle on Friday.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Could miss Friday

    Becton (ankle) was a non-participant during Thursday's walkthrough practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Becton has been unable to practice this week, but he has yet to be ruled out for Friday's game against the Dolphins and should be considered questionable for the matchup.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Could return sooner than thought

    Becton (ankle) did not participate at practice Tuesday. However, per Connor Hughes of SNY.tv, coach Robert Saleh said Tuesday that Becton is trying to return for Friday's game versus the Dolphins, pushing back a bit against previous reporting that he was expected to miss one to two weeks. All in all, it seems he could give himself a chance to suit up in Week 12 If he's able to practice Wednesday or Thursday.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Suffers low-grade ankle sprain

    Becton has been diagnosed with a low-grade ankle sprain and is expected to miss one to two weeks, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Becton was carted off the field early in Sunday's loss to the Bills, but he's avoided a serious injury. It still sounds like he's going to miss game action, further testing the Jets' offensive line depth. Becton has started the last eight games at left tackle after opening the season as the team's right tackle. Fourth-round rookie Carter Warren replaced Becton against Buffalo.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Headed for MRI

    Becton will undergo an MRI on Monday to help diagnose the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Becton suffered the injury in the first quarter and was unable to return after being carted off the field. It is believed he suffered a high-ankle sprain, although the results of the MRI should be able to confirm the extent of his injury.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Done for night

    Becton (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's contest with Buffalo, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Becton suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and he will now remain sidelined until the conclusion of the game. In his place, rookie Carter Warren will continue to operate as the team's left tackle.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Named starter

    Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Jets have named Becton as the starting right tackle. Becton missed the entire 2022 season after suffering an avulsion fracture in his right kneecap during training camp. Zach Rosenblatt of The Athletic noted that Becton, upon his return, performed well during the preseason, allowing just three pressures in 47 pass-blocking snaps in four games. The 2020 first-round pick out of Louisville will play a key role in protecting new Jets' quarterback Aaron Rodgers, starting with their Week 1 showdown against the Bills on Sept. 11.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Ready to play

    Becton (knee) will play Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Becton has been dealing with a knee issue that had left him limited at the start of camp. However, the 2020 first-round selection will play in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday against the Browns. He'll be working to earn the team's starting duties at right tackle.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Participating in team drills

    Becton (knee) was playing at left tackle during team drills Sunday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports. Becton has seen limited work during training camp as he battles through knee soreness. Becton's participation in team drills Sunday is a promising sign that he is closer to full health as he competes for a starting tackle spot for 2023.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Misses practice with knee soreness

    Becton (knee) sat out practice Wednesday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post reports. Becton saw limited work Tuesday but failed to take the field at all Wednesday. After missing most of the past two seasons due to knee injuries, Becton's still battling knee soreness early in training camp.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Full go ahead of 2023

    Becton (kneecap) is healthy ahead of the Jets' training camp starting July 29, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports. Head coach Robert Saleh said Thursday that Becton is a "full go" and that he's competing for a starting job at either left tackle or right tackle heading into the 2023 campaign. The 24-year-old has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but he's cut down his weight significantly this offseason in an attempt to finally live up to his first round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Not available to start OTAs

    Becton (kneecap) won't practice Tuesday at OTAs, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Becton said the switch to right tackle last season caused his right knee injury, and he hopes to play exclusively at left tackle in 2023. However, head coach Robert Saleh said Duane Brown (shoulder) is still in the competition for the starting left tackle job, and that the best five offensive lineman will play, which may push Becton to the right side again. Regardless, his health is the primary concern for both parties this offseason, and there hasn't been any indication he's in danger of missing the start of the season.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Fifth-year option not exercised

    Becton (kneecap) had the fifth-year option on his rookie contract declined by the Jets on Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. Becton missed all of last season after injuring his kneecap during training camp, and although he's said he has lost weight and is in better shape, the Jets have opted not to keep the 2020 first-round pick under contract for the 2024 campaign. Although the 24-year-old showed potential during his rookie year, he has played in just one game since then. Becton will look to stay healthy and try to bounce back during the upcoming season.
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  • Jets' Mekhi Becton: Making progress

    Becton (kneecap) expects to be ready for training camp, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports. Becton suffered an avulsion fracture of his right kneecap during training camp and missed the entirety of last season. Headed into his fourth campaign, the soon-to-be 24-year-old also said he has lost weight and is feeling good. He's expected to be the Jets' starting right tackle next season.
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