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Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) done for season

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The Jets' young, thin wide receiver group looks even thinner Monday following the devastating news that fourth-year pro Quincy Enunwa will miss the season with a neck injury.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Enunwa has a bulging disc and that a second opinion will likely indicated surgery along with a 6-9 month recovery process.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the injury Enunwa suffered at practice on Saturday will end his year before it started. A sixth-round pick in 2014, Enunwa steadily worked his way up the depth chart into a position where he was the closest thing the team had to a No. 1 receiver. His toughness between the hash marks and ability to make plays after the catch was reminiscent of a young Jerricho Cotchery in New Jersey.

It's a heartbreaking development for the overachieving Nebraska product, whose contract runs out after 2017. It also leaves an already-shaky passing game with fewer options. Robby Anderson, Charone Peake and rookie ArDarius Stewart are now projected as the top three receiving options. They've combined for 62 career catches in two NFL seasons.

The Jets entered last season with Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Enunwa forming one of the deeper positions on the team. Like much of the offense, the receiver group now ranks among the league's worst. That will make a difficult task even harder for first-time coordinator John Morton and quarterback Josh McCown, assuming he wins the team's starting job .

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