Cannon rushed six times for 15 yards and caught his only target for six more in Monday's 48-17, Week 1 win over Detroit.
The game's lopsided nature allowed New York to work Cannon into the mix, but Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell dominated touches out of the backfield while the result was still hanging in the balance. Cannon showed no signs of the ball-security issues that bothered him in the preseason, which bodes well for the speedster's chances of expanding his change-of-pace role as the season unfolds.
Cannon rushed 11 times for 29 yards and failed to haul in either of his two targets in Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles. He also racked up 25 yards on one kick return and 31 yards on his lone punt return in the 10-9 loss.
Cannon failed to get much going on the offensive end, but he showcased his explosiveness in the return game. The rookie also didn't put the ball on the ground, which is notable given his ball security problems throughout the preseason. Elijah McGuire's foot injury could allow Cannon to sneak onto New York's roster as the third-string running back, but he's more likely to end up on the practice squad given how raw Cannon looks at the moment.
Cannon rushed five times for 23 yards, secured all four of his targets for 30 yards and returned three kickoffs for 71 yards in the Jets' 22-16 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday. He also lost a fumble.
Cannon's fumble came on a late first-half kickoff return after Cannon had already gained 20 yards, and he was impressive otherwise through both the ground and air. The sixth-round pick's four catches co-led the Jets on the night and provided a glimpse of his upside as a third-down receiving option. Meanwhile, his main competition for the No. 3 running back role, Thomas Rawls, did not see any rushing touches and failed to come up with his only target, furthering the rookie's case. Cannon could see extended action again in next Thursday's preseason finale versus the Eagles, but Friday's effort may have been enough to cinch a roster spot.
Cannon's exact injury isn't clear, though he's been seen icing his ankle at practice the past couple days. The team hasn't ruled on his status for Thursday's game but he may be limited or held out entirely. His absence would open up reps for Thomas Rawls and George Atkinson.
Cannon (foot/ankle) is practicing Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
The sixth-round rookie was removed from Monday's practice but won't miss any more time. With Elijah McGuire (foot) unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season, Cannon is the new favorite to enter Week 1 as the Jets' No. 3 running back. It helps that Thomas Rawls (undisclosed) is having trouble staying healthy.
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