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Jets' Corey Davis Suffers Shoulder Injury at OTAs, Expected to be OK with Rest

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVMay 28, 2021

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New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis reportedly suffered a shoulder strain during Thursday's organized team activities, but the club is hopeful he avoided a serious injury.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network provided an update on Davis, who signed with the Jets in March after spending the last four years with the Tennessee Titans:

Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

#Jets WR Corey Davis suffered what’s believed to be a minor shoulder strain at OTAs yesterday when he went up for a ball and landed on his shoulder, sources say. Dr. James Andrews is taking a look at the scans today, but team docs believe Davis will be OK with some rest.

New York overhauled its offense during the offseason. Most notably, it traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, which opened the door for second overall pick Zach Wilson to immediately take over the reins of the unit.

Along with signing Davis, the Jets also selected Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore in the second round to continue the upgrade of Wilson's targets.

The team's passing attack carries plenty of potential with Wilson surrounded by Davis, Moore, Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims and Chris Herndon. There are more questions with the ground game, but the coaching staff will hope a committee approach led by Tevin Coleman can at least keep defenses honest.

Davis is coming off a 2020 season with the Titans where he matched his career high in catches (65) and set new career bests in receiving yards (984) and touchdowns (five) despite missing two games while on the NFL's COVID-19 list.

The 2017 No. 5 overall draft pick is confident he can excel as the Jets' top target.

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"I do consider myself a wide receiver [No.] 1, in my ability to get open, my speed, separation, releases," the Western Michigan product told reporters in March. "I feel like I can do it all. I feel like I'm a 1,000-yard receiver."

The Jets are hopeful the wideout can live up to his own expectations after they signed him to a three-year, $37.5 million contract.

New York will likely play it safe with their marquee free-agent signing for the remainder of OTAs, but so far there's nothing to suggest his availability for the start of training camp is in danger.

The Jets kick off the regular season Sept. 12 when they visit Darnold and the Panthers.

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