On Sunday the 3-2 New York Jets welcome the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers to Metlife Stadium for a AFC matchup. Lets take a look how both teams are doing health wise.
New York Jets Injury Report- DNP- did not practice LTD – Limited Full- full participation
Out- WR Santonio Holmes DNP (foot, hamstring) , CB Dee Milliner DNP ( hamstring)
Analysis- For the second consecutive week the Jets will be without Holmes and Milliner. Last week, the Jets were able to overcome the loss of both in rout to a thrilling Monday Night Football victory over the Falcons. Holmes absent hurts the Jets simply because he is the best receiver on the team, while Milliner being out is important since Antonio Cromartie seems to have an injured knee.
Doubtful – TE Kellen Winslow DNP ( knee)
Analysis- We learned today that Winslow has been suspended four games for PED’s. While he has been deling with a nagging knee injury, the Jets will not see Winslow till the middle of November.
Questionable – CB Antonio Cromartie DNP ( hip, knee) T Oday Aboushi LTD ( knee)
Analysis- Cro has been bothered by a nagging hip injury all year, but the knee injury gave the Jets a scare, but if I had to make a guess, I say Cromartie will be out there Sunday. Just a gut feeling. Aboushi provides depth to the O-line.
Probable- S Antonio Allen Full ( finger) , G Willie Colon Full ( knee) , LB Quinton Coples LTD ( ankle) , DT Kenrick Ellis Full ( back) , WR Clyde Gates LTD ( knee) , RB Mike Goodson Full ( illness) , RB Chris Ivory LTD ( knee) , S Jaiquawn Jarrett LTD ( knee) , WR David Nelson LTD ( hamstring) , DT Sheldon Richardson Full ( shoulder) , CB Darrin Walls Full ( shoulder)
Analysis- It is good news for the Jets that all these guys seem to be on track to play on Sunday vs the Steelers. You can bet that Jets RG Willie Colon would not miss this game for the world against his old team. After a quiet week from their former first round pick , I am sure the Jets are going to be looking for a bounce back game from LB Quinton Coples. After coming back off suspension for the first time last week, it is good news for the Jets that Mike Goodson is in good shape and on track to play. His speed and versatility is a big boost to the Jets.
Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report -
Out- WR Markus Wheaton DNP ( finger)
Analysis- Wheaton is a solid first year player who would certainly be a boost to the Steelers offense.
Probable – G Ramon Foster full ( pectoral) , TE Heath Miller Full ( Non injury related) , QB Ben Roethlisberger Full ( Right finger) .
Analysis- As you can see, the Steelers are a relatively healthy team going into this week, Expect all these guys to play this week, besides Wheaton.
This game is scheduled for a 1:00 PM kickoff on Sunday.