The bad news and injuries continued to pile up for the New York Jets, as newcomer Demaryius Thomas left Monday’s game early.
Bad news and early departures piled up for the New York Jets during Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns. The team announced during the third quarter that receiver Demaryius Thomas would miss the remainder of the game with a hamstring issue.
Thomas, who was brought in from the New England Patriots last week, was in the midst of his New York debut. He had one reception on the evening for negative yardage.
The Jets are Thomas’ fourth team in the past calendar year. He began last season with the Denver Broncos before he was traded to the Houston Texans. New England picked up in the offseason, and he would partake in a single preseason game.
Prior injuries for Thomas include a torn Achillies suffered as a member of the Texans last season. He dealt with a prior hamstring issue this summer with the Patriots.
The announcement of Thomas’ early exit was accompanied by confirmation that quarterback Trevor Siemian would not return to the game. Siemian was forced out via an ankle injury on a late hit by Cleveland linebacker Myles Garrett.
He was subbing for Sam Darnold, who is out indefinitely with an illness. Luke Falk took over and threw for 198 yards on 20-of-25 passing in his NFL regular-season debut.
Cleveland defeated the Jets 23-3 to earn their first win on Monday night since 2008, a victory that ironically came against the New York Giants.