C.J. Mosley still hopes to return this season

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Linebacker C.J. Mosley was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders with the groin injury that has ruined his first season with the Jets.

Mosley got hurt while playing well in the season opener and dressed for one other game in Week Seven before heading back to the sidelines. The team has resisted shutting Mosley down and Mosley said on Friday that he still harbors hope of making it back to the field this season.

Mosley recently had a platelet-rich plasma injection in hopes of helping the injury and said he expects to know soon if it will provide a path back to active duty.

“I’m trying to do everything I can to avoid surgery and play,” Mosley said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. “Worst-case scenario: I’ll have to get surgery if next week doesn’t go well.”

Mosley signed a five-year deal with the Jets this offseason and it feels more likely than not that they’ll need to wait until 2020 to see any return on their $85 million investment.

7 responses to “C.J. Mosley still hopes to return this season

  1. Such a shame to lose him and Avery Williamson in the same season. Kinda crazy to think the Jets are #1 against the run, even without those guys though.

  2. Such a shame to lose him and Avery Williamson in the same season. Kinda crazy to think the Jets are #1 against the run, even without those guys though.
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    Maybe because teams do not need to run the ball to beat the Jest??? I don’t knoww…Stats could be misleading sometimes. Just sayin!!!

  3. Loved the fact that the Ravens unloaded Mosely who was a huge liability in pass coverage and the Jets got stuck with paying him $85 million for one game. Bwahahahaha. Our defense is immensely better with him not being here.
    Whether we get a compensation pick for him or not is immaterial. Plus we will have $81 million in cap space next year to sign Marcus Peters and Judon. Losing Suggs, who is also insured, and Weddle, who is definitely finished, has also been a huge plus.

  4. Being a Jets fan, yeah I’m suspicious of that run defense ranking a bit. The Jets are strong on the interior with talent and role players though. They haven’t really faced a good offensive line either (Dallas was banged up when they met). Oakland’s line will be a good test. That being said, the Jets D pretty much sells out to run prevention and then hope the DC dreams up a 3rd down stop. Problem is the CBs have been soo bad that WRs run free. Jets desperately need an edge rusher to force pocket issues

  5. Look, I’m a Ravens fan, but I have a few issues with your post.

    1) This is a Jets article about a Jets player

    2) Our defense sucked earlier this year (gave up over 1000 yards total in our week 3 and week 4 losses) and a large part of that was due to Kenny Young, who we were counting on to replace CJ. We had to go sign street players to be our starting ILBers

    3) We have to resign more than just Peters and Judon. Stanley will probably become the highest paid OT, we still need to focus on a Marlon extension, Yanda will need a new contract if he decides not to retire, Michael Pierce will need a contract, Jimmy Smith is a free agent. If anything, Peters and Judon are the expendable ones and we’d use draft capital to replace that production.

    4) This is a JETS article about a JETS player.

  6. I agree that statistics can be misleading and need to be given some context. Leading the league in rush defense (YPG) doesn’t mean much if no one actually attempts to run against you, but the Jets have defended a league average number runs (tied 14th) and have given up less than 3.0 yards per carry. That figure is significantly better than the next best (3.3) and represents the largest gap between any two teams ranked next to each other in run defense per carry.

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