The New York Jets have had to make many roster moves since the start of the season. Due to injury, 13 different players have been added to the roster since the 53-man roster was set before the first week of the season.
The Jets lost both running back Mike Goodson and wide receiver Clyde Gates last week to season ending injuries against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Santonio Holmes’ status for this Sunday is still uncertain and Kellen Winslow Jr. still has to serve three more games for his suspension. This week the Jets signed wide receiver/return specialist Joshua Cribbs.
The Jets’ biggest concern coming into the season was at wide receiver. With Gates out and Holmes uncertain, Geno Smith will have to look towards Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Cribbs. The Jets’ struggles at wide receiver will have to be something they overcome this week against a good New England defense. Last time the Jets played the Patriots in week two, Smith threw three interceptions. In that game Smith completed a season-low 15 passes.
The Jets are also battling injuries on the defensive side of the ball. The Jets will be without cornerback Kyle Wilson who is still dealing with a head injury. However, the Jets are hoping Dee Milliner will be able to suit up this week and take the field.
The Jets 9th overall pick hasn’t played since week two against the Patriots. If Milliner is out again on Sunday, the Jets will start Antonio Cromartie and Darren Walls, while Isaiah Trufant will play the nickel back. With Rob Gronkowski possibly making his season debut this week, the Jets defensive backs will get their toughest test of the season.
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