Hewitt will remain in New York as a valuable special-teams contributor and depth linebacker. He registered 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks during the final four games of the 2018 season, during which time he filled in as a starter in place of Darron Lee.
Hewitt had eight tackles (five solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's win over the Bills.
Hewitt entered Sunday's having played 15 defensive snaps all season, but at inside linebacker with Darron Lee suspended for the remainder of the season. Hewitt produced well Sunday but would be an extremely risky IDP play going forward given his minimal reps the past two seasons.
Hewitt will start at linebacker in Sunday's contest against Buffalo, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Hewitt is drawing the start with Darron Lee suspended for the remainder of the season. Hewitt hasn't seen more than seven defensive snaps in a game this season but is in line for a significant workload as long as he remains in the starting lineup.
Hewitt's ability to practice in limited fashion Thursday is a good sign, given that he was a non-participant earlier this week. It remains to be seen whether the former Dolphin will be healthy enough to suit up against Miami on Sunday, but Hewitt stands to receive some rotational defensive snaps if he does play.
Hewitt (knee) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.
The nature of Hewitt's knee injury remains undisclosed, and the linebacker should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, his former team. Kevin Pierre-Louis should serve as Darron Lee's primary backup if Hewitt is sidelined for any amount of time.
|2018||New York Jets||16||39||26.0||13||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|