A source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano that Jets rookie LB Blake Cashman is out for the rest of the season after reportedly suffering a torn labrum and shoulder fracture.
Losing Cashman just piles on more issues for the linebacker corps. New York already lost Avery Williamson in the preseason with a torn ACL suffered in the second preseason game against the Falcons. And C.J. Mosley will continue to be out with his groin injury. Even Neville Hewitt is dealing with his own ailment this week, making him questionable for this Sunday against the Dolphins.
The Minnesota product was a fifth-round pick by the Jets this past April, and he impressed during training camp to have a solid role in Gregg Williams' defense. When Williamson went down, Cashman provided solid depth, especially in third-down situations where his history as a safety helped in coverage situations.
Right now, the only healthy inside linebackers for the Jets are James Burgess, who was brought back on with Kelechi Osemele released by the team. B.J. Bello was also picked up with Albert McClellan hitting the IR.
Cashman has played in seven games with the Jets (five starts), totaling 40 combined tackles -- three for loss -- half a sack, one fumble recovery and one pass defended.