New York Jets rookie linebacker Blake Cashman will reportedly miss the rest of the 2019 season with a torn labrum.
Horrible news for the New York Jets and their fans ahead of their Week 9 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, rookie linebacker Blake Cashman will miss the rest of the season. He’s currently nursing a torn labrum as well as a shoulder fracture.
Bad news for the Jets: My understanding is that rookie LB Blake Cashman has a torn labrum and a fracture in his shoulder that will end his season.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 31, 2019
The Jets selected Cashman, 23, in the fifth round (No. 157 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota. He was named to the All-Big Ten second team in 2018 and was the Holiday Bowl Defensive MVP in 2016.
In seven games for the Jets (five starts), Cashman racked up 40 combined tackles, three tackles-for-loss, three quarterback hits, .5 sacks, one pass defended, and one fumble recovery.
With the lengthy injury to Cashman and the lingering injury to C.J. Mosley, the Jets only healthy inside linebacker is James Burgess.
It’s unclear yet if the Jets will sign someone off the practice squad or in free agency to add depth before Sunday’s game. As of right now, it looks like outside linebacker Brandon Copeland will have to spend some time on the inside.
The Jets are coming off a second-straight loss. They now sit at third place in the AFC East with a 1-6 record. Their lone win comes in a 24-22 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.
New York will take on the winless Dolphins on the road this coming Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.