Miles appears to have fully recovered from a meniscus injury sustained during training camp, and rejoins Gang Green's active roster. The rotation safety will serve as the primary backup to starter Marcus Maye during Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Miles (knee) was spotted with a helmet on at practice for the first time this season Wednesday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. However, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site notes that he won't return in Week 8 against the Bears.
Miles landed on the PUP list to begin training camp following a meniscus injury and has yet to return to action since that point. He took a positive step by appearing with his helmet on at practice Wednesday, but there's still no specific timetable laid out for his return at this point.
Miles (meniscus) has landed on the PUP list to begin training camp, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Given his 3-to-4 month recovery timetable that surfaced in early June, it's not a huge surprise that the team made the move given the lengthy recovery time remaining ahead of him. Miles is projected to serve as a backup safety and special-teams contributor when healthy, though his absence could leave an opening for J.J. Wilcox to slot in higher on the depth chart.
Miles underwent surgery Wednesday to address a torn meniscus in his knee and is expected to be sidelined for 3-to-4 months, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
While the circumstances behind Miles' injury are unclear, it's likely that he injured the knee at some point during the Jets' offseason program. The projected timetable means that Miles won't be ready for the start of training camp and will almost certainly be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list in the near future. If Miles' recovery trends to the longer end of that timeframe, he'll be a candidate for injured reserve, though he could be designated as one of two players eligible to return from IR. Miles was projected to serve as the top backup at either safety spot, but his injury now opens the door for the newly signed J.J. Wilcox to take on greater importance in the New York secondary.
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