Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Max Mitchell (61) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets OT Max Mitchell has blood clots, done for season

New York Jets rookie tackle Max Mitchell has blood clots in his right calf and lung and will not play again this season, ESPN reported Thursday, citing Mitchell’s father.

Mitchell was placed on the non-football injury list Thursday. Coach Robert Saleh declined to explain the reason.

Mitchell has a hereditary blood-clotting condition, according to his father, and it isn’t something expected to end his football career once he recovers from the current episode.

The Jets selected Mitchell out of Louisiana in the fourth round of April’s draft. Due to injuries to Mekhi Becton and George Fant, Mitchell was pressed into action at right tackle, starting five of the six games he played as a rookie.

Mitchell also missed six games with a knee injury. He returned in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears in a reserve capacity and started in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings.

In more positive news for the Jets, Fant returned from a knee injury to play against Minnesota after missing eight games. He projects to start at right tackle again with Mitchell unavailable. Fant was limited in practice Thursday (illness, knee).

–Field Level Media

Aug 14, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle George Fant (76) during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Jets place tackle George Fant on IR, sign reinforcements

The New York Jets placed offensive tackle George Fant on injured reserve with a left knee injury Tuesday.

Fant is already the third tackle to hit IR for the Jets this season.

The Jets signed offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi to their active roster and offensive lineman Mike Remmers to their practice squad Tuesday. They released receiver Diontae Spencer from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

New York originally planned for Fant to man the left tackle spot and Mekhi Becton to move to right tackle this year, but Becton was lost for the year in August with an avulsion fracture of his right kneecap.

The Jets signed five-time Pro Bowler Duane Brown to play left tackle with the idea of swinging Fant to the right side, but Brown then went down with a shoulder injury in practice before the regular season began.

Fant, in his third season with the Jets, left Sunday’s Week 3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals with the knee injury. Fant has started 32 games for the Jets after beginning his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks.

Ogbuehi, 30, appeared in two games for the Baltimore Ravens and one game for the Seahawks last year. He has 60 career appearances (30 starts) for the Cincinnati Bengals (2015-18), Jacksonville Jaguars (2019), Seahawks (2020-21) and Ravens.

Remmers, 33, spent the last two seasons with Kansas City Chiefs and saw action in 17 games (12 starts). He also played for the then-San Diego Chargers (2013), Carolina Panthers (2014-16), Minnesota Vikings (2017-18) and New York Giants (2019).

–Field Level Media

Aug 14, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (77) laughs during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Jets activate OT Mekhi Becton, DE Carl Lawson, TE C.J. Uzomah

The New York Jets activated tackle Mekhi Becton, defensive end Carl Lawson and tight end C.J. Uzomah from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday as they opened camp in Florham Park, N.J.

The trio had been placed on the PUP list last week, but Tuesday’s move signals they are ready to go at the start of camp.

Becton sustained a dislocated right kneecap and MCL sprain in Week 1 of the 2021 season. He struggled to recover and it ultimately ended his season.

The 11th pick of the 2021 draft reportedly ballooned to nearly 400 pounds while injured. But the Jets listed him at 363 pounds in a news release Tuesday and NFL Network reported that the team was pleased with his fitness when he reported to camp.

Becton, 23, was the Jets’ starting left tackle before his injury and could return to the role this season.

Lawson, 27, signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Jets before the 2021 season but has yet to play a snap for them after sustaining a torn Achilles tendon during joint practices with the Green Bay Packers in August 2021.

Before that setback, Lawson tallied 20 sacks in his first four NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2017-20).

Uzomah, 29, went to the Super Bowl with the Bengals last season but was playing hurt after he sustained an MCL sprain during the AFC Championship Game. Uzomah signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Jets in free agency.

Offensive tackle George Fant (knee) remains on the PUP list, and running back Tevin Coleman was placed on the active/non-football injury list.

The Jets also signed quarterback Chris Streveler, wide receiver/returner Rashard Davis and offensive lineman Isaiah Williams. They also released receiver DJ Montgomery, cornerback Craig James and offensive lineman Dru Samia on Tuesday.

–Field Level Media

Dec 12, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (87) reacts after running into a cheerleader following a reception prepares in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Seahawks exercise fifth-year option on TE Noah Fant

The Seattle Seahawks exercised the fifth-year option on tight end Noah Fant, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

The move guarantees Fant will make $6.85 million in 2023.

Fant was acquired from the Denver Broncos last month as part of the trade that sent quarterback Russell Wilson to the Mile High City.

The 24-year-old Fant caught 68 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns last season and has 170 receptions for 1,905 yards and 10 scores in 47 games (41 starts) over three seasons.

Fant was the 20th overall draft pick out of Iowa in 2019 and signed a four-year, $12.6 million deal. He is slated to make $2.2 million in 2022.

Fant is the first player from the 2019 draft class to have his fifth-year option picked up.

–Field Level Media