Cashman (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Cashman suffered a torn labrum and also fractured his shoulder during Wednesday's practice, so his move to IR was inevitable. The fifth-round pick finishes his rookie campaign with 40 tackles (27 solo), a half-sack and a fumble recovery in seven games (five starts).
Cashman suffered a season-ending torn labrum and a fracture in his shoulder during Wednesday's practice, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Cashman's medical results delivered unfortunate news Thursday. The rookie fifth-round pick flashed in limited action this season, and he appeared to be growing into a starting role in New York's linebacker corps. The Minnesota product will now turn his attention toward recovery in preparation for the 2020 season. Expect Cashman to be placed on injured reserve in the near future.
Cashman will not practice Thursday due to a shoulder injury, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
Cashman sustained the injury during Wednesday's practice. The Jets are currently awaiting Cashman's medical results, and coach Adam Gase noted concern about his history of shoulder issues, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. With C.J. Mosley (groin) and Neville Hewitt (neck) both nursing injuries, James Burgess and B.J. Bello are the only healthy inside linebackers on New York's roster as of Thursday.
Cashman is expected to start at inside linebacker versus the Jaguars on Sunday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Cashman will slot into the starting lineup alongside James Burgess with C.J. Mosley (groin) and Neville Hewitt (neck) both inactive. The rookie fifth-round pick has flashed in limited action this season and will look to make the most of his opportunity versus Jacksonville.
Cashman (leg) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
After Avery Williamson suffered a torn ACL in preseason, Cashman had a chance to secure a starting job but he also got injured soon after. Nevertheless, Cashman is healthy now and could record a respectable snap count Sunday against the Bills by rotating with Neville Hewitt at inside linebacker.
Cashman didn't practice Sunday and was spotted wearing a sleeve on his right leg, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
The specifics of Cashman's injury are unknown at this time, so he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward. He'll aim to return to the field in the near future, as missing time could hurt his case for starting snaps.
Cashman could slot into the Jets' starting defense with Avery Williamson (knee) having suffered an ACL tear Friday, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports.
Cashman projects to compete for starting snaps with journeyman linebacker Neville Hewitt. The rookie fifth-round pick led the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 104 tackles as a senior, but his modest size (6-foot-1, 237 pounds) could limit him to a rotational role. The Jets may opt to play to Cashman's strengths, utilizing the rookie primarily in coverage while affording the majority of run-stopping work to Hewitt.
The Jets selected Cashman in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 157th overall.
After leading the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 104 tackles in 2018, Cashman (6-foot-1, 237 pounds) displayed decent athleticism at the combine, including a 37.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump. However, he doesn't possess the size that seemingly leads to success at the next level. Cashman thus initially seems more destined for a backup or special-teams role than anything else.
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