As the New York Jets prepare for the New England Patriots this upcoming Monday, the biggest storyline surrounding the team has to do with a player who most likely won't even be active, Kelechi Osemele.
The Jets acquired Osemele this past offseason from the Oakland Raiders. Adam Gase was hopeful that he'd be an important piece to their offensive line.
Osemele hasn't played for the Jets in roughly four weeks due to a shoulder injury. Although the team doctor and an independent doctor cleared him to practice this weekend, the veteran offensive guard told reporters that he needs surgery to repair his torn labrum.
While team doctors have reportedly said Osemele can address his shoulder surgery after the season, the two-time Pro Bowler doesn't want to postpone the procedure.
Tension is growing between Osemele and the Jets because of their difference in opinion here.
If Osemele doesn't show up to practice on Saturday, the Jets will reportedly fine or suspend him for conduct detrimental to the team.
Since the Jets are handling this situation in an odd manner, the majority of people on social media are criticizing the team.
To make matters worse, there are reports out there refuting the claim that Osemele has been cleared by two doctors.
This is definitely not an ideal situation for a team that is about to face the defending champions.
We'll find out soon enough if the Jets fine or suspend Osemele for sitting out.