Middleton spent the final nine games of the season on injured reserve after suffering a torn pectoral against the Vikings. The 25-year-old also missed the 2017 season after tearing the opposite pectoral muscle, and it remains unclear where he is currently at in his recovery.
No surprise here, as Middleton tore his pectoral muscle in Sunday's matchup with the Vikings. The Jets now have just two healthy safeties, so they will be spread thin in the secondary heading into Week 8 unless they make some roster moves to balance it out.
Middleton tore his pectoral muscle in Week 7 against the Vikings and is out for the season, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Middleton tore his pectoral muscle last year, resulting in season-ending injured reserve. This year's injury is to the opposite muscle. He'll likely revert to IR in the coming days, meaning the Jets are down to just two healthy safeties. Look for Terrance Brooks to start alongside Jamal Adams now that Middleton and Marcus Maye (thumb) are both sidelined.
Middleton suffered a pectoral injury during Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Vikings, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Middleton's injury is reportedly on the opposite side of the pectoral muscle tear that kept him sidelined throughout the entire 2017 season. Expect an update on the safety's health following Monday's evaluation of his injury.
Middleton has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Minnesota with a shoulder injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Middleton earned the start in Week 7 with Marcus Maye (thumb) out. With the veteran nursing a shoulder issue, the Jets will turn to their last remaining safety option in Terrence Brooks. More word on Middleton should surface following Sunday's game.
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