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The New York Jets have ruled out cornerback Trumaine Johnson vs. the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Here’s more on why the injury could be potentially serious.

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The New York Jets will not have the full New Jack City on Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos. Head coach Todd Bowles revealed that star cornerback Trumaine Johnson hurt himself in practice on Thursday and will not play at home vs the Broncos.

From further investigation, it appears to be a quad injury. All Bowles would say is it’s considered a “strain.” Bowles, when questioned further about the injury, refused to say it’s season-ending, but they’ll continue to evaluate.

This is just another bump in the road for Johnson who quite frankly has had a bumpy first season with the green and white so far in 2018.


Last week vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, Trumaine Johnson was burned on a 67-yard touchdown by Donte Moncrief. That’s just one example of how Johnson has seemed out of place in the Jets’ secondary.

The team will be without cornerback Rashard Robinson as well who is returning from a four-game suspension. Bowles indicated that the team will evaluate his future with the team on Monday when his roster exemption is expired.

Which means the Jets will be forced to operate with six (relatively) healthy cornerbacks, although cornerback Darryl Roberts is questionable for this game on Sunday.

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How will the Jets be able to survive against a talented Broncos offense? We discussed that very topic on this week’s episode of The Jets Zone. Boy Green sat down with Denver Broncos multimedia journalist Phil Milani to discuss the dangers this Broncos team presents both offensively and defensively:

Trumaine Johnson received the second-highest-paid cornerback contract in NFL history. Even with his struggles, the Jets would’ve loved to have him in this matchup with the Broncos.

Denver has a dynamic duo in veteran wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, with Trumaine they would’ve had a tough time. It’s only going to be tougher without.

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