It's still possible Maye has some limitations once padded practices begin, but he seems to have made good progress in his recovery from Dec. 4 shoulder surgery. He's locked in as the starter at free safety, averaging 5.1 tackles in 22 games (all starts) since the Jets selected him at No. 39 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Maye (shoulder/thumb) underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday, Daryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Coach Todd Bowles indicated the recovery window is a "couple months", so Maye will hopefully will be able to partake in spring practices. The 25-year-old underwent ankle surgery following his rookie season last year, though he still played in all 16 games. Maye totaled 34 tackles (30 solo), one forced fumble, one interception and a half-sack in only six games this season for the Jets.
Maye (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
It's a tough ending for Maye who capped off his sophomore season having played in just six games. The Florida product has shown glimpses of stardom at times, but has also dealt with nagging injuries throughout his first two seasons. This offseason will be centered on getting the 25-year-old back to 100 percent.
Maye (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Maye was set to miss his second straight game with the broken thumb and shoulder injury, but will instead be out the remainder of the season. With Doug Middleton (pectoral) also on injured reserve, Rontez Miles is the only other free safety listed on the depth chart, though he has played minimal defensive snaps since being activated off the PUP list in early November.
Maye is dealing with a broken thumb and an undisclosed shoulder issue. He was unable to practice this week and could be placed on injured reserve. Rontez Miles is next up at free safety on the depth chart, but he's played only three defensive snaps since coming of the Physically Unable to Perform list Week 8.
|2017||New York Jets||16||79||57.0||22||0||2||44||22.0||32||0||2|
|2018||New York Jets||6||34||30.0||4||0.5||1||104||104.0||104||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||6||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|