The New York Jets have been bitten by the injury bug unlike any other team in NFL history. Here’s a look at their historically long injury report.
Every NFL team deals with injuries, that’s the harsh reality of the game.
With that being said, the New York Jets may have made history this week with their updated injury report.
Over 50 percent of the active roster is currently on the injury report in some form or fashion. Yes, you heard that correctly, 25 of the team’s 53 players appeared on the latest injury report from the New York Jets.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes and even more were featured on the report from backups to star players.
Earlier this week the Jets placed rookie linebacker Blake Cashman on injured reserve ending his season. The team’s linebacking core that was heralded for its depth is now going five and six deep at the position after imploding earlier this year.
On top of that lovely news, the Jets will likely be without Kelvin Beachum and Chris Herndon vs the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Both players are dealing with lower-body injuries and are doubtful per multiple reports.
Additionally, cornerback Trumaine Johnson is not expected to play he’s dealing with injuries to both of his ankles, Ryan Kalil is dealing with a knee injury he likely won’t play, and safety Rontez Miles is dealing with a stinger so you shouldn’t expect to see him on Sunday either.
It’s not all bad though, defensive end Henry Anderson is expected back after dealing with a shoulder injury, so there’s that.
Currently, the Jets are a three-point favorite to beat the Dolphins on Sunday. The ESPN FPI Analytics was a bit more commanding giving the green and white a 57.8 percent edge. This is the closest spread or analytics all season for the winless Dolphins.