Jets injury report: Impending free agent Jordan Jenkins likely needs shoulder surgery

Sam Neumann
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It’s possible the Jets’ longest-tenured player has played his last down with the team.

Adam Gase said there is a “really good possibility” that Jordan Jenkins, an impending free agent, needs shoulder surgery, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini. Jenkins was a free agent last year and returned to New York on a team-friendly deal after his market never materialized. Any hopes of a better contract this offseason could be wiped out now, however.

Jenkins’ season, and possibly Jets career, ended with just two sacks and 32 tackles in 2020 prior to getting hurt.

In other injury news, Sam Darnold was listed on the injury report with a minor ankle injury but, practiced fully on Wednesday. Jamison Crowder (calf) and Marcus Maye (rib) were limited. Frank Gore got his usual rest day.

Rookie running back La’Mical Perine (ankle) practiced Thursday but will probably not be ready to play in Week 15. The Jets are targeting Week 16 as a more realistic return date because New York wants Perine to undergo a full week of practice before activating him, per NorthJersey.com’s Andy Vasquez

At kicker, Sam Ficken is progressing well from a groin injury and his status is trending upwards for Sunday’s contest. If Ficken can’t go, Chase McLaughlin, who was recently claimed off waivers from Jacksonville, would get the starting nod.