OLB Antwan Barnes may not be ready for the start of training camp due to issues with his knee, coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday (NY Post, June 4).
Barnes, 30, tore his ACL during Week 5 last season, at which time he had two sacks.
He is due to earn $1.2 million this season.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comBarnes played well in the limited time that he saw during the 2014 season, but Barnes being unable to start training camp doesn’t bode well for his chances of making the final 53 man roster.
With Calvin Pace (10 sacks) back from last season in addition to rookies Trevor Reilly and IK Enemkpali on the roster now it will make carving out a sub-package role for a player who might not be best suited on special teams.