Jets Linebacker Calvin Pace Breaks Foot, Out 6 Weeks: Report
Injury deals another blow to defense coping with absence of all-pro corner Revis
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 14: Calvin Pace #97 of the New York Jets walks off the field against the St. Louis Rams during their preseason game at Giants Stadium on August 14, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Updated at 11:40 AM EDT on Sunday, Aug 29, 2010
New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace broke his right foot in Friday night's preseason game against the Washington Redskins and is expected to miss six weeks, according to a published report.
The injury to Gang Green's star linebacker, who led the team with eight sacks last season, deals another blow to a defense already struggling to plug holes amid all-star cornerback Darrelle Revis' month-long holdout.
Former Miami linebacker Jason Taylor, whom the Jets picked up in the offseason, will fill in for Pace. The Jets may also reach out to Adalius Thomas, a free agent who starred in Rex Ryan's Baltimore defense, reports the Daily News.
It wasn't immediately clear how Pace broke his foot, but he left in the third quarter of the Jets' 16-11 loss. In addition to his eight sacks last year, Pace recorded 55 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Published at 11:21 AM EDT on Aug 29, 2010