The New York Jets offensive line has been under fire this preseason, but it’s getting a huge upgrade.
SNYtv reported Tuesday that left tackle Duane Brown will be activated off the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list Wednesday and will return to action after passing a physical.
Brown has been sidelined since undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason. Incredibly, the 15-year veteran played the entire 2022 season with a torn rotator cuff.
He had his doctor’s appointment today in Houston at 12 p.m. & came through with zero concerns. He’s off PUP once he passes physical when back in NJ
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 23, 2023
Brown, a five-time Pro Bowl player and three-time All-Pro, returns at just the right time for the struggling Jets O-line. Head coach Robert Saleh even called out the line’s play in a rant on the HBO show Hard Knocks. The situation has been so dire that free agent tackle Jason Peters, 41, offered his services to the Jets Tuesday if they were to call him.
New Jets QB Aaron Rodgers is undoubtedly happy to have his blindside protected by Brown, and the team’s fans were happy to see the news, too.
— New York Jets History (@nyjetshistory) August 23, 2023
Oline starting to come together. If healthy, a big if, its a talented group.
— Sportsfan47 (@SAK48743317) August 23, 2023
He was amazing last year even while injured imagine what he’s gonna do now that he’s fully healthy 😂😂😂
— Alex Gutierrez J.R. (@GutierrezJR2000) August 23, 2023
Yeah they weren’t gonna play rodgers without the starting o line. Everyone panicked for no reason.
— IH (@IHNYC3) August 23, 2023
Is it Offensive Line Christmas? Becton starting RT reps, Brown back, both guards practicing, Tippman back week 1.
— DrewDrew (@hidethebrajole) August 23, 2023