Early Sunday morning, the Jets announced that starting safety Marcus Maye had been removed from the Physically Unable to Perform List. The 2017 second round pick out of Florida had been out with nerve damage in his shoulder. When asked by media how it feels to be back, he responded with pleasure.
"It felt great, it's been a long process, but just getting out there running around and getting the feel of things, being out there with the guys, definitely feels good to be back," Maye said.
Maye was then asked if the process to getting back healthy has taken longer than he thought it would. "Yeah, but it wasn't in my control, nothing we could do about it," Maye said. "You just have to put your head down and go to work everyday, keep the same mindset knowing that it's going to get better and knowing the time is coming."
The free safety started all 16 games during his rookie season in 2017, but only got to play six games in 2018 due to injuries. He has 86 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in his career so far.
He was asked if he'll know when he'll be cleared to do more team activity. "No, I'll just listen to what Coach Gase, the doctors and the training staff say," Maye said.