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Jets right tackle Mekhi Becton missed all but one game last season with a knee injury and it looks like he could expect another lengthy absence this year.
Becton injured his knee during Monday’s training session and initial optimism about his condition gave way to reports of greater concern after further assessment later in the day. During an appearance on Tuesday at WFAN, head coach Robert Saleh said they are still gathering information while confirming dark clouds have gathered over the 2020 first round election.
“He’s still waiting for all the second opinions he needs to get, but obviously it is does not look good for the initial prognosis. . . . He’s been working his ass off since minicamp and this new injury is making everyone throughout the organization sick for him because we know how tough he is have been working on it since minicamp,” Saleh said of TheAthletic.com’s Zack Rosenblatt.
Visited with former Texans, the Jets and Seahawks left Duane Brown before Becton’s injury and final confirmation of a serious injury would likely create urgency to bring in a player with Brown’s pedigree to shore up the offensive line. George Fant, who was Brown’s teammate in Seattle, is currently the No. 1 left tackle but also has experience on the right.