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NFL: Reports: Jets S Lamarcus Joyner likely needs season-ending surgery

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Jets safety Lamarcus Joyner is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his upper arm that will require surgery, per multiple reports.

Joyner, 30, joined the Jets in free agency and was injured in New York’s loss Sunday at Carolina.

Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is going to miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury, per reports. Becton was carted off the field Sunday after his dislocated his kneecap, which popped back in. But he’s going to require arthroscopic surgery to clean up the knee, per the reports.

Joyner is the third starter likely lost for the season from the Jets’ defense, which placed Vinny Curry (blood disorder) and Carl Lawson (Achilles) on IR before the start of the season.

Joyner played primarily cornerback for the Las Vegas Raiders and was released two years into a $42 million deal.

He was paired with Marcus Maye at safety, giving the Jets a reliable veteran tandem in first-year coach Robert Saleh’s defense.

–Field Level Media

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