Since arriving in New York Jets camp, former Syracuse Orange wide receiver Brisly Estime had been making a strong case to make the roster as a punt returner — his biggest strength while a member of the Orange.
However, that idea was derailed on Thursday due to some very unfortunate news.
Rookie PR Brisly Estime tore Achilles' tendon yesterday in practice. Terrible break. Had a chance as a punt returner. Will go to IR. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 25, 2017
As ESPN’s Rich Cimini mentions, Estime did have a chance to make the roster as a punt returner, so this is terrible to see for an undrafted player. Injured reserve isn’t a a great place to be, but at least he’ll be able to get treatment and recovery help from the Jets’ training staff for the time being.
Any injury is tough for an NFL player, but especially one trying to make a roster like Brisly. Given his quickness and ability to cut in the open field, an Achilles’ tendon injury is the last thing you want to see for him. We wish Brisly the best in his road back to the field.