NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Big Blue defensive lineman Robert Ayers will have his season end due to a torn pectoral muscle and will be placed on injured reserve, according to a source who has spoken to the player.
ESPN New York first reported the news.
Ayers was having a stellar first season in New York after signing a two-year, $4 million contract in April, which looked like a bargain a few weeks ago.
The 29-year-old defensive end was tied for the team lead in sacks, with five, despite playing in a rotation and was Pro Football Focus' No. 4 overall 4-3 defensive end and No. 3 in pass rushing.
Here are some other injury storylines we are following Tuesday:
- Tyrann Mathieu will have surgery on his fractured thumb and will be out "a couple weeks," according to the team. Honey Badger will then play with a cast.