Morris Claiborne watching practice with cast on left wrist
The Jets are winding down the OTA portion of their offseason calendar this week and one of their cornerbacks is limited to an observer role due to an apparent injury.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Morris Claiborne is on the sideline with a cast on his left wrist. There haven’t been any previous reports about an injury to Claiborne, who re-signed with the Jets this offseason after making 15 starts in his first season with the team.
Claiborne played well in those appearances and is expected to be on the first team with free agent acquisition Trumaine Johnson as long as he’s healthy in the fall.
The Hall of Famer, who connected with James through a Nike commercial shoot, visited the 19-year-old’s hotel room, shared stories about life in the NBA and offered up advice.
The Jets waived linebacker Freddie Bishop in a corresponding move. He had 19 tackles in nine games over the last two seasons.
It was just about hard work and dedication, James said of Malone’s message. Whatever you give to the game, the game will give back to you…. That was already in my head, but when you hear it from someone who had accomplished so much, it resonates even more.
Malone, whom James would affectionately refer to as Uncle Mo, was one of the rare greats of the game to embrace him from the very start. His gesture meant the world to James as he transitioned to the pro game.
Just the simple fact that he was there, James said. Just sounded very genuine. I appreciate that day. That was kind of like the beginning of the journey. Sitting in that room, and sitting around with him and sitting with my loved ones. That was the beginning of the journey.