Jets activate cornerback Bless Austin

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The Jets are struggling to keep healthy cornerbacks, and added one to the roster Thrusday.

The Jets announced they activated cornerback Bless Austin, who was on the non-football injury list rehabbing an injury from his college days.

Their sixth-round pick from Rutgers has been practicing, and could end up with a role sooner rather than later. Cornerback Darryl Roberts picked up a calf injury in practice Wednesday and may not play this week, and they placed Trumaine Johnson on injured reserve.

That leaves the Jets with Nate HairstonBrian Poole, Arthur Maulet, and Maurice Canady, who was claimed off waivers from the Ravens in addition to Austin.

To make room for Austin on the roster, the Jets waived linebacker B.J. Bello, who was signed last week.

3 responses to “Jets activate cornerback Bless Austin

  1. The JETS need to PERMANENTLY “DEACTIVATE ” GASE ! Not hard to see why Miami deep Six him ! Piss Poor Coaching !!!

  2. As bad as the Jets and Gase have looked this year, he did a solid job in MIami. In 3 years he was only 1 game under .500 and he made the playoffs having to work with Tannehill, Cutler, Matt Moore, Osweiler, etc. This year the Jets had a terrible FO power struggle. Their previous regime and FO made horrible draft choices and personnel moves (hello Jachai Polite, they pissed a 3rd round pick down the drain). If given a real team, I think Gase can be a really good coach. He needs to make sure Darnold improves and I think Joe Douglas will build some talent into this team. The defense is awful, the O-line is awful, secondary is awful, Mosely has been hurt all year, and Darnold has few weapons on offense. Gase should get one more year in New York, and if he doesn’t improve with Joe Douglas, then it’s time to cut bait.

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