The NY Jets are expected to be without Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman on Sunday.
The NY Jets are going to need all hands on deck when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the powerhouse Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Perriman suffered a concussion in the Jets’ Week 7 loss to the Buffalo Bills following a hard hit from safety Micah Hyde. The veteran wideout was held out of practice this week and has already been declared out.
As for Crowder, the 27-year-old slot receiver missed last week’s game with a groin injury, but there was some optimism that he could return in Week 8.
After missing Wednesday’s practice, Crowder was a limited participant on Thursday which left many believing that a return could be on the horizon. However, he reportedly suffered a setback and was held out of practice on Friday.
The Jets have listed Crowder as doubtful on their final injury report and ESPN’s Rich Cimini said that it was “not looking good” that he would play this Sunday.
That means that rookie second-round pick Denzel Mims, who made his NFL debut last week, will be asked to take on a greater role as the team’s only healthy starting receiver.
Braxton Berrios and Vyncint Smith are expected to fill in for Crowder and Perriman respectively with Jeff Smith figuring into the plans as well.
Don’t be surprised if the Jets promote a wide receiver from the practice squad as well, perhaps in the form of Lawrence Cager who was just activated off practice squad injured reserve.
The NY Jets won’t just be down Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder in Week 8.
The Jets will likely have to use at least one of their two practice squad promotions this week on kicker Sergio Castillo with Sam Ficken listed as doubtful. Castillo made his debut last week connecting on a 29-yard field goal and an extra point.
Linebacker Blake Cashman and safety Bradley McDougald have also been declared out for Sunday’s game with injuries of their own. Expect Ashtyn Davis to step into McDougald’s role in the starting lineup.
The likes of Josh Andrews, Frank Gore, Jordan Jenkins, and Conor McDermott have all been listed as questionable as well and each of their statuses is uncertain for this week.
But for Crowder and Perriman, the Jets will likely have to look for alternatives in the passing game.