The Jets will need to find a new punter soon after using kicker Matt Ammendola for most of Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
As confirmed by Robert Saleh, the head coach of the New York Jets on Monday, Braden Mann will be out of action for four to six weeks due to a knee sprain.
Because of Mann’s injury, which occurred on his second punt of the game in the second quarter, the Jets were forced to turn to Ammendola for double duty in his first game in the NFL.
Ammendola performed admirably considering the constraints, averaging 48.5 yards on each kick he attempted.
The Jets will need to find someone to fill the role of a holder for Ammendola, which Mann previously played, so it is highly likely that they will continue their search for more experienced assistance.
In addition, Saleh confirmed the rumors that left tackle Mekhi Becton will miss at least a month of action due to a knee injury, and that safety Lamarcus Joyner’s season will be over due to a torn tricep.
Head coach Saleh also stated that rookie linebacker Jamien Sherwood will be out for a significant amount of time due to an ankle injury, and he added that all of these new developments will likely result in additional roster alterations before the Jets play the Patriots this week.