The Jets lost LB C.J. Mosley in the fourth quarter of their tough 17-16 loss to the Bills on Sunday, but it doesn't seem like they will be for much longer.
Mosley's groin injury that he sustained in the third quarter doesn't seem to be anything serious, and the Jets expect him to play on Monday, a source told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
The Jets, though, will continue monitoring Mosley for the rest of the week as this type of injury is unpredictable. Playing on Monday Night Football against the Browns, it is in his favor with the extra day to rest up.
"It's hard for me to tell because it's all about how he reacts, you know all these soft tissue injuries," head coach Adam Gase told reporters on Monday. "What he had was a groin. Anything soft tissue, it's all just kind of subjective on how they feel. It gets so day-to-day, any kind of setback could prolong it. We just kind of gotta see how he feels every day before we get going."
Still, this is great news considering the Jets already lost LB Avery Williamson to a torn ACL for the season. And the depth options in Frankie Luvu and Blake Cashman didn't really step up for Mosley when he left Sunday. In fact, the one quarter Mosley didn't play, the Jets blew their 16-point lead.
So having Mosley in the middle of the defense against a Browns offense that boasts star weapons like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry to go along with Baker Mayfield will be a must. He's a captain of this defense for a reason, and it showed when he was healthy Sunday. Mosley can do everything from rushing the passer to covering speedy receivers like he did against John Brown when he injured that groin in pass coverage.
If Mosley can't play, though, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will have to get creative. Neville Hewitt had a solid game Sunday next to Mosley, but either Luvu or Cashman will have to step up next to him.