Former Syracuse Receiver, Brisly Estime now a member of the New York Jets, got some bad injury news today. Inside The Loud House has the details.
Former Syracuse Football Wide Receiver/Special Teams player Brisly Estime tore his Achilles’ tendon during a practice this past Wednesday. The undrafted free agent had signed a contract with the New York Jets earlier this month, and broke the news of his injury via Twitter on Thursday.
In response to the injury, the New York Jets have officially waived Estime. When he clears waivers, he will be placed on the injured reserve.
Although Syracuse’ football squad hasn’t had a winning season in quite some time, almost everyone who watches the ACC closely would probably know of Brisly Estime. During his lengthy four-year career with the Orange, Estime established himself as one of the NCAA’s most consistent returners.
Averaging over 17 yards per return on 41 punt returns, and turning two of those into touchdowns, Estime was unstoppable at times for the Orange.
It had been reported that even though Estime was undrafted, the New York Jets were interested in him far before the draft. Luckily for Estime, the Jets weren’t lying, and signed the talented return man. However, the NY Jets have been one of the NFL’s laughingstocks in the punt return category the past two seasons. Estime’s injury has once again prevented them from finding a reliable return option.
Brisly Estime will have to work hard if he wants to stay on this Jets squad when he’s healthy again. The Syracuse product has more than enough talent to do so, but it’ll be up to him to showcase it.
Immediately after Estime was waived, the New York Jets signed Corey White. White is a 27-year-old defensive back that recorded 30 tackles and two interceptions for the Buffalo Bills last year.