Mekhi Becton (knee) placed on IR Tuesday
The Jets have officially placed offensive tackle, Mekhi Becton, on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Becton sustained an avulsion fracture to his right kneecap earlier this month and reportedly will undergo surgery within the week. He was a highly lauded tackle coming out of Louisville, specifically for his atypical mash-up of size and speed. Unfortunately, the former 11th-overall pick has had a tough go of it when it comes to staying healthy. In his sophomore season last year, he dislocated his right kneecap and sprained his right MCL in Week 1 causing him to miss the rest of the season. Becton was supposed to be the Jets’ potential long-term solution at tackle, but injuring the same knee twice is going to pose a significant hurdle for the 6’7”, 364-pound lineman. George Fant is projected to step in for Becton at right tackle for the Jets as five-time Pro Bowl selection Duane Brown will man the left side.