Osemele’s reps and the NFLPA are now “considering specific action against the Jets’ team doctor for violations of State Medical Board Regulations,” Schefter reports. Osemele’s camp says that the damage found in his shoulder was more extensive than anticipated and he is expected to argue that the Jets were acting irresponsibly by trying to force him back on the field prematurely.
The Jets traded for Osemele in the offseason and inherited the remaining two years on his contract. At this point, it seems like his Jets tenure will be capped at three games.
Moving forward, the Jets will deploy Alex Lewis at left guard as they duke it out with Osemele off of the field.