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Per Sports Illustrated-


The New York Jets suffered a massive blow Tuesday when head coach Robert Saleh announced that offensive tackle Mekhi Becton would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

According to NFL Network, Becton suffered a kneecap fracture to his surgically-repaired knee and will need surgery.

"We love Mekhi," Jets coach Robert Saleh said. "We appreciate everything he's done. His ride is not over. His story is not over."

For Becton, it's the second major injury in as many years. He played just one game for the Jets last season.

As heartbreaking it is to see the 2020 first-round pick have a second straight season cut far too short due to injury, the Jets must find a replacement.

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The team signed free agent Caleb Benenoch Monday afternoon and hosted former Pro Bowl tackle Duane Brown last weekend, but maybe there's an option on the trade market that the Atlanta Falcons can help out with.

Kaleb McGary, a 2019 first-round pick, is in the final year of his rookie contract. After Atlanta declined his fifth-year option, McGary will enter free agency at season's end. As a one-year replacement, there are certainly worse options than McGary.

The Falcons also have shown their unwillingness to commit to McGary long term, so this option gives Atlanta a chance to divorce a little earlier.

McGary has seen majority of the first-team reps at right tackle during training camp, but he hasn't made enough strides to solidify his spot on the offensive line moving forward yet.


The Falcons also signed Germain Ifedi from the Chicago Bears this offseason, who could slide into McGary's spot at right tackle if he's traded.

Ultimately, the Falcons must look into every nook and cranny imaginable to try and improve the roster this year and in the future, and this could be one of those that helps both sides.


Jeremy Brener

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If he’s taken most of the snaps with the 1s during TC and with pre season knocking on the door I’m not sure I’m pulling the trigger.Do they see Ifredi as a realistic replacement who couldn’t beat McGary out of those snaps nah I’m not doing it even though the trade comp would be nice.

They mentioned competition around those spots not LT & RG but from the looks of things McGary has won that competition at RT.

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How is this a trade rumor? Sounds more like someone trying to connect dots. 

This is the source of the article - not exactly Schefter or Rapsheet

Jeremy Brener

Jeremy is a contributor at 4 Fan Nation team sites, working in writing, news gathering and social media.

Jeremy graduated in May 2020 from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism minoring in Sport Business Management.

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11 minutes ago, blutarski said:

For the record, this isn't a trade rumor, this is a beat writer throwing out options based on us not picking up McGary's 5th year option, which isn't that noteworthy in the fist place.  

Yeup, just a writer thinking 

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