Jets corner Brandin Echols suspended 1-game for violation of personal conduct policy

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Nick Faria – AMNY

New York Jets defensive back Brandin Echols has been suspended for the first game of the 2023 season due to a violation of the personal conduct policy according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. 

Echols, 25, was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He started 14 games for Gang Green in his rookie season while totaling two interceptions and 63 tackles. With the signing of DJ Reed and the emergence of Sauce Gardner though, Echols saw limited action in 2022. The Kentucky product recorded just eight tackles in 13 games played. 

The punishment was brought down after Echols was recently accepted in a diversionary program back in March to avoid assault by auto charges in a high-he speed crash in Florham Park in 2022 that partially paralyzed another man.

Echols will be allowed to appeal as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement but has not announced if he would. 

The cornerback is set to miss the season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. New York will be without their fourth cornerback on the team while also missing a key part of their special teams unit. 

Echols and the Jets have not commented on the NFL’s latest decision. 

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