New York Jets Activate Three Key Players From PUP List

The team will have three of its most important players back in full in time for the start of training

New York Jets fans can breathe a sigh of relief: Mekhi Becton is ready to go.

Less than a week after placing Becton on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the Jets removed the designation, allowing him to train hard.

Becton looked fine as he reported to training camp today. The final hurdle for him was getting a medical, which he apparently did.

The Jets also activated defensive end Carl Lawson and tight end CJ Uzomah from the PUP, leaving offensive tackle George Fant the only player remaining on the roster as he recovers from offseason knee surgery.

The question now shifts to whether the Jets left tackle position will be open to legitimate competition. Head coach Robert Saleh said it will be a two-way battle between Becton and Fant, with the loser expected to switch to right tackle.

Fant was the presumptive favorite to win the competition after posting the best season of his career in 2021. He likely still has a head start until Becton can prove he’s back to his 2020 form.

One of the biggest question marks of the Jets’ offseason just got a little less thorny. There had been endless speculation about Becton’s weight and conditioning and whether he would even play in a Jets uniform again. The news that he has been activated on the PUP roster, coupled with the photos of him entering camp in good shape, should ease the minds of coaches and fans a bit as 2022 approaches.

Other Jets moves:

  • The Jets have placed running back Tevin Coleman on the active/non-football injury list, the Jets team website reports.
  • The team signed QB Chris Streveler, WR Rashard Davis (as Jet X reported earlier) and OL Isaiah Williams.
  • WR DJ Montgomery, recently signed CB Craig James and OL Dru Samia are out today, according to the The Jets Twitter account.

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