New York Jets wide receiver Charone Peake was taken to the locker room in the third quarter of Monday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, following a knockout blow over the middle of the field from Cardinals safety D.J. Swearinger, who is notorious for his jaw-rattling blows.
Peake was leading the Jets in catches prior to being taken out of the game with four receptions for 39 yards. He has played in all five games coming into Monday night, but made his first NFL catch only two weeks ago against Seattle. With fellow wideout Eric Decker done for the season with a torn rotator cuff, Peake will have the opportunity to be the next man up for a Jets offense that quickly taking on water.
Taken with the 241st overall pick (seventh round) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jets out of Clemson, the 6’2″, 209-pound wideout from Moore, South Carolina, found himself a spot on the Jets’ roster. Alongside fellow rookies Jalin Marshall and Robby Anderson, the trio will compete for the third wide receiver spot behind Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa.
Officially designated as questionable to return due to a chest injury, take a look at the shot he took coming over the middle from Swearinger:
Much maligned Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick certainly didn’t do his receiver any favors by leading him into the wolves den by tossing a pass that led Peake into the waiting crush of Swearinger. The Jets moved to 1-5 on the season following Monday night’s loss and will play at home next week against the Baltimore Ravens.