As a survivor of roster cuts this weekend, McGuire will be eligible for activation from IR in 2018. However, he must sit out the first eight weeks of the season as he recovers from a broken foot. His first opportunity to suit up will be Sunday, Nov. 4 against the Dolphins, assuming his rehab goes without a hitch. Until then, the Jets will entrust Isaiah Crowell (undisclosed), Bilal Powell and rookie Trenton Cannon with backfield duties.
McGuire (foot) is having surgery Monday and likely will be out for about six weeks, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Prior to fracturing his foot at Friday's practice, McGuire was expected to have a role in the Jets' backfield committee alongside Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell. The second-year pro will instead focus on his rehab from surgery, hoping to get back on the practice field at some point in September. McGuire is a strong candidate to start the season on the PUP list, which would rule him out through Week 6. The Jets brought in Alfred Morris for a workout, but they may just let Trenton Cannon and Thomas Rawls duke it out for the No. 3 running back job.
McGuire (foot) is expected to be out for 3-to-6 weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
McGuire fractured his foot during Friday's practice and is expected to have surgery soon. While early reports suggested he could be placed on injured reserve, the updated recovery timeline is more optimistic, hinting that McGuire could be back by the end of September. Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell could take on more work in McGuire's absence, though the Jets are also taking a look at free agent Alfred Morris.
McGuire sustained a fracture in his foot and is expected to experience a lengthy recovery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After limping off the practice field Friday, McGuire will undergo surgery to repair his foot. The length of his rehab will determine whether he's a candidate to return from injured reserve, per Rapoport, indicating he's in danger of missing the entire season. While Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell may now assume heftier workloads, the Jets are working out a potential replacement for McGuire in veteran Alfred Morris, according to Rapoport.
McGuire was seemingly in contention for a pass-catching role out of the backfield this season, at the very least, despite recording 17 receptions in 16 games as a rookie in 2017. The nature of his injury is unknown, but the Jets backfield has been whittled down to four healthy bodies (Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Bowell, Thomas Rawls and Trenton Cannon) just days into training camp.
|3||9/20/18||@ CLE||8:20 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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|2017||New York Jets||16||2||88||315||3.6||69||1||1||14|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||2||17||177||10.4||38||1||2||0||9|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||4||83||20.8||24||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||1||2||10||10.0||10||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|