Jets’ COVID-19 issue appears under control, Bless Austin held out as a precaution

Sam Neumann
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The Jets were back at practice on Thursday after taking precautions following a player testing positive for the coronavirus.

Earlier this week, La’Mical Perine became the first Jets player to test positive for COVID-19 this season. He will miss Sunday’s season finale against the Patriots.

The Jets held several players out of Wednesday’s practice so that contact tracing could occur, including CB Bless Austin, S Marcus Maye, LB Neville Hewitt, OL Chuma Edoga, DL John Franklyn-Myers and CB Bryce Hall. The only player who remained out of practice on Thursday was Austin.

The second-year corner tested negative but wasn’t feeling well, so the Jets played it safe.

Adam Gase believes that only Perine will be out due to COVID-19 related reasons on Sunday, per The Athletic’s Connor Hughes.