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Jets G Kelechi Osemele to undergo surgery


New York Jets left guard Kelechi Osemele will undergo shoulder surgery, ending his season early.

Osemele has missed the Jets’ last two games due to the injury, including their first win against the Cowboys. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed he would be getting surgery to repair his shoulder.

The Jets traded for Osemele in the 2019 offseason, sending a fifth round pick to Oakland. He has only played two full seasons in his seven year career. He is a two-time Pro-Bowler and one-time First Team All-Pro. Starting in place of Osemele for the past two games has been Alex Lewis. Lewis, a third year pro, was also acquired by the Jets in the 2019 offseason, from Baltimore.

The Jets’ line has been in flux all season, as Osemele is injured, Kelvin Beachum may miss time, Brandon Shell has been benched and Chuma Edoga has moved out of position. This has only been exacerbated by the third-string QB taking over for a three game stretch while Darnold missed time with mononucleosis.

The Jets got their first win of the season in Week 6 against the Cowboys during Sam Darnold’s return. Their next game comes on Monday Night Football against the undefeated Patriots.

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