The New York Jets are likely to be without a starting player for the upcoming season amid fears of a serious knee injury to one of their safeties.
According to The Athletic, Chuck Clark hurt his knee in practice this week and is seeking a second opinion as the team is trying to determine its severity. The report adds that the injury was what prompted them to sign veteran Adrian Amos on Tuesday.
Clark joined the Jets back in March as part of a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. He was brought in as an upgrade on Lamarcus Joyner, with NY opting not to bring the former Florida State defender back this year, and he was expected to start alongside Jordan Whitehead after starting every game for the Ravens in 2022.
The 28-year-old recorded 101 tackles, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery last term. He played 61 games for Baltimore over the span of four seasons, making 96 total appearances since he was drafted by the team in 2017.
The Athletic notes that the Jets had no interest in Amos until recently and his signing is thought to be directly related to Clark’s mishap in training.
The former Packers safety visited the Jets this Monday and was likely sold on the fact that he will be starting right away.
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