New York Jets defensive lineman Carl Lawson, who was the biggest free-agent signing of the offseason for the team, was taken off the field with an apparent left-leg injury.
It occurred during a red-zone time in a joint practice between Green Bay Packers and Jets at the Packers' facility. As Lawson was being treated by medical personnel, several players knelt and the practice became sombre.
A source confirmed that Lawson will be having an MRI of the Achilles tendon.
The Jets would be devastated if Lawson is injured, which could end his season. Lawson will be the Jets' primary edge-rushing threat in their 4-3 front. Lawson was dominant during training camp practices.
Lawson was signed by the Jets to a $45 million, three-year contract in March. He played his first four seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Lawson has had a history of serious injuries. In 2014, he tore the left ACL at Auburn. He also tore the right ACL in 2018 with the Bengals.