Jets rookies Dexter McDougle, Shaq Evans brace for surgery

Jets cornerback Dexter McDougle is helped by trainers Jets cornerback Dexter McDougle is helped by trainers after an injury during NFL training camp in Cortland, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Hans Pennink

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Jets rookies Dexter McDougle and Shaq Evans are headed for surgery. Both players tweeted the news Tuesday morning:

McDougle, a third-round cornerback, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Aug. 10 – the same day fellow defensive back Dee Milliner suffered a high-ankle sprain. It’s the second season-ending injury for McDougle, who missed most of his senior year at Maryland because of a shoulder injury.

Jets coach Rex Ryan hinted several days ago that Evans was headed toward injured reserve.

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