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New York Jets

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

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.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
1011/10/19NYG0001
1111/17/19WAS0000
1211/24/19OAK0000
1312/1/19CIN0000
1412/8/19MIA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/12/19@ BAL8:20 pm
1612/22/19PIT1:00 pm
1712/29/19@ BUF1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2019New York Jets51713.040000.0004
TOTAL51713.040000.0004
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2019New York Jets500100000
TOTAL500100000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/198
Birthdate:
7/19/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
USA
School:
Rutgers
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: