New York Jets third-string tight end Josh Baker was carted off the field during Sunday's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers with what appears to be a serious right knee injury. Dustin Keller also left the game early in the first quarter after suffering a hamstring injury. With Jeff Cumberland out with a concussion sustained Tuesday during practice, the Jets' depth at tight end has been decimated for the game. Dedrick Epps, Hayden Smith and Tarren Lloyd are teams' listed remaining TEs.
Analysis: The good news for the Jets is that Keller's injury does not appear to be overly serious. Though he isn't expected to return to the game, he did re-join the team on the sideline while still wearing his uniform. The injuries to Baker and Cumberland are a bit more serious, however, leaving the Jets in bad shape should anything happen again to Keller. Among injuries in the receiving corps, a serious hole at right tackle and shaky quarterback play throughout preseason, it's safe to say that the Jets offense is a mess at the moment.