Jets linebacker Josh Martin made his first appearance of the regular season in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars and it may wind up being his only appearance of the year.The Jets placed Martin on injured reserve after he suffered a concussion in Jacksonville. Martin missed the first three games while in the concussion protocol and coach Todd Bowles admitted the team is concerned about Martin during his Monday press conference.“It is definitely alarming New York Jets Hoodie
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, but it’s definitely a concern.”Martin made one tackle in the loss to the Jags. He had 58 tackles and two sacks over the last two seasons.The Jets promoted defensive end Bronson Kaufusi from the practice squad to fill Martin’s spot. The 2016 Ravens third-round pick had five tackles in three games with Baltimore last season. Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan hasn’t been shy about looking toward the offseason and the opportunity the team will have to improve by using their copious cap space to bring new players to the team.It’s not something Maccagnan is totally unfamiliar with, however. The Jets threw some money around earlier this year and brought in several free agents, including cornerback Trumaine Johnson.Johnson signed a five-year deal with $34 million in guaranteed money that is worth up to $72.5 million overall www.authenticsnewyorkjets.com
, but the team hasn’t seen much return on investment. He’s missed five games due to injury and hasn’t played all that well when he’s in the lineup.Johnson calls his play “up and down,” but said the downs have nothing to do with pressure to live up to the contract.“Not at all,” Johnson said New York Jets T-Shirt
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. “Not at all, to be honest with you. I came in here, my whole main focus was to flip this organization around and start winning games. Our goal was to go to the playoffs. Like I said New York Jets Hats
, I’ve always been about winning where I’m at. But as far as pressure … no. I love the game. And I like going out there and competing no matter what’s going on.”The Jets may be changing coaches this offseason and they’ll definitely bring in new players, but Johnson’s contract means he won’t be going anywhere so his play will be part of a long list of things that the Jets will hope is better come the new year.