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31 Blessuan Austin CB

New York Jets

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October 18, 2020 02:48 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Austin came into the game logging LP/LP/NP throughout the week, so this news is a bit surprising. It's good news for the team that Austin will be able to play, as he's in line for his usual starting role at cornerback. In four games this season, Austin has racked up 19 tackles (16 solo) and one forced fumble.

October 16, 2020 07:32 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Deemed questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Austin is trending in the wrong direction, as he practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday before missing practice Friday. The Jets' secondary is among the worst in the league, and it could struggle even more if Austin can't go, as Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for more than 300 yards in three of the last four games. Lamar Jackson, a cornerback, will likely start if Austin's ultimately ruled out.

October 14, 2020 07:12 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Hampered by calf problem
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Austin logged a pair of limited practices last week with the calf issue and failed to suit up in Week 5, so the hope is that this week he doesn't face a similar fate. The second-year pro suffered the injury in Week 4 against the Broncos, and if he's forced to miss more time, duties would continue to shift to Pierre Desir, Lamar Jackson and Brian Poole.

October 11, 2020 08:40 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) is inactive Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Austin will ultimately be unable to take the field despite logging limited practice sessions twice this week, paving the way for Quincy Wilson, Brian Poole and Javelin Guidry to see extra work in the secondary. Austin's next chance to play will be a road matchup Week 6 against the Chargers.

October 10, 2020 11:20 AM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) is considered questionable for Sunday's clash against the Cardinals, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Austin logged consecutive limited workloads at practice to close out the week and is looking like a true game-time decision. If he is ultimately unable to play, some combination of Quincy Wilson, Brian Poole and Javelin Guidry would be in line to replace his snaps.

October 1, 2020 10:24 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Done for the night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) is ruled out to return to Thursday's game against the Broncos, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Austin had two tackles during the first half of Thursday's contest. He'll get the benefit of three additional days of rest while targeting a return Week 5 against the Cardinals.

October 1, 2020 10:12 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Night probably done
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (calf) is doubtful to return to Thursday night's game against the Broncos, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

With the injury to Austin, the Jets may be counting on Brian Poole to take on an every-down role for the remainder of the contest. Austin collected two tackles before exiting with the injury, but New York may now find itself short-handed after first-time Broncos starter Brett Rypien went 9-for-11 passing with 141 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the first half.

January 26, 2020 11:36 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Emerged as starting corner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin recorded 25 tackles and four passes defensed over seven games played in 2019.

Austin impressed after getting a shot with the Jets, drawing the start in six of his seven appearances. The 23-year-old Rutgers product should be in the mix for a starting role next season and is a near lock to at least make the roster.

November 17, 2019 12:28 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Trending toward start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin is expected to start at cornerback for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

If Hughes' words hold true, Sunday would be Austin's first career start. The 23-year-old is coming off a great performance last week, seeing 49 snaps and making three solo tackles and a forced fumble in his NFL debut. Other candidates for the start and extra reps include Arthur Maulet and Maurice Canady.

November 14, 2019 11:28 AM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Forces fumble in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin notched three solo tackles, one defended pass and one forced fumble during Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants.

Austin played a notable 70 percent of snaps on defense in his NFL debut, and his forced fumble came on the Giants' final play of the game, securing a win for the Jets. The rookie sixth-round pick spent the first nine weeks of the season on the non-football injury list while rehabbing a knee issue. Now back to full health, he looks set for a key role in New York's secondary going forward.

November 7, 2019 06:20 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Activated from NFI list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets activated Austin (knee) from the non-football injury list Thursday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

Austin missed the first nine weeks of the season while rehabbing a knee injury. He resumed practicing in mid-October and now appears back to full health. The Jets waived B.J. Bello to make room for Austin on the 53-man roster.

October 17, 2019 07:32 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (knee) resumed practicing Thursday, per the league's official transactions log.

Austin remains on the reserve/non-football injury list for the time being. The rookie's return to practice opens a 21-day window during which the Jets can decide whether to add him to the 53-man roster or transfer him to injured reserve.

September 6, 2019 01:44 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Still not ready
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets placed Austin (knee) on the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday, per the league's official transactions report.

Austin still appears to be working his way back from an ACL injury. The rookie will be ineligible to practice or play for the first six weeks of the season due to his placement on the reserve/NFI list.

July 23, 2019 09:52 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Not quite healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets placed Austin (knee) on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday.

Just a week ago, Austin announced in a twitter post that he was cleared by doctors, but this news confirms he won't be ready for the start of training camp. The cornerback has undergone ACL surgeries in back-to-back seasons, so it's expected he still needs time to heal. The rookie, when healthy, certainly has the skillset to earn a long-term role with the organization and be a quality starter.

July 18, 2019 09:00 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Cleared by doctors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (knee) announced in a Twitter post that he's been cleared by doctors to resume football activities.

While this is certainly a step in the right direction for Austin, a daunting journey lies ahead after consecutive ACL surgeries on the same knee in back-to-back seasons. The rookie, when healthy, certainly has the skillset to earn a long-term role with the organization and be a quality starter.

May 11, 2019 06:44 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Likely to begin on PUP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin (knee) is likely to begin the preseason on the PUP list, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Consecutive ACL surgeries on the same knee in back-to-back seasons might put Austin's rookie campaign in jeopardy, as the cornerback is expected to need some time to heal. Considering Austin was a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Jets are likely fine taking a precautionary approach with a cornerback that has all the tools (6-foot-1, 198 pounds) to be a quality starter.

April 27, 2019 05:20 PM
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Going to New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets selected Austin in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 196th overall.

Austin (6-foot-1, 198 pounds) could be a steal for the Jets this late in the draft after he showed huge potential as a sophomore in 2016 at Rutgers before losing most of the subsequent two seasons due to separate knee injuries. The combination of his big frame and short-area quickness highlight his athletic profile. He may have a hard time finding playing time as a rookie behind Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, among others, but there's long-term upside here.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ BUFL 17-2771800010
Sun 09/20vs SFL 13-3120200000
Sun 09/27@ INDL 7-3670700000
Thu 10/01vs DENL 28-3702200000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NYJ6525196000002
2019NYJ7625196000004
Total131150 38.012 000-12706
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/198
Birthdate:
7/19/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Queens, NY, USA
School:
Rutgers
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: