The NY Jets have ruled out five players for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.
The NY Jets will be significantly shorthanded when they travel out west to take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. As of Friday afternoon, the team has already ruled out five players.
And that number might only continue to grow.
Head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters on Friday and revealed that the likes of Ashtyn Davis, Greg Van Roten, Denzel Mims, Jordan Jenkins, and Bennett Jackson had all been declared out for Sunday’s game.
Of those five players, four of which are starters and the lone backup may have filled in for one of the injured starters. Not exactly an ideal situation for Gang Green.
The Jets will have to call in the reinforcements this week or as Gase put it, “we’re looking for volunteers.”
The NY Jets will be ‘looking for volunteers’ this week
With Davis and Jackson out, the Jets have just two safeties on the active roster — Marcus Maye and Matthias Farley. Farley will be the one who fills in for Davis in the starting lineup, but the team needs additional depth.
Rookie defensive back Elijah Campbell was recently signed to the active roster and played 13 special-teams snaps last week. Though a natural cornerback, he could see snaps at safety along with potential practice squad promotion Saquan Hampton.
With Van Roten out, the Jets will likely turn to Josh Andrews who replaced the veteran when he went down last week. The Jets are already without starting left guard Alex Lewis and will now be down both starting guards on Sunday.
If Elflein, the player filling in for Lewis, is forced to miss the game, the Jets might have no other choice but to turn to rookie fourth-round pick Cameron Clark. Reserve center/guard Jimmy Murray remains an alternative, albeit less exciting, option.
Mims will miss this week’s game due to a family emergency meaning that it will likely be converted college quarterback Jeff Smith who takes his place in the starting lineup.
If Crowder misses the game, it will be Braxton Berrios inserted into the starting offense. All of a sudden, the Jets’ wide receiver woes have returned.
Finally, with Jenkins out expect to see more of players like Bryce Huff and Frankie Luvu who will look to take his place. Jenkins has been playing really well as of late making his absence more significant than at first glance.
The Jets are already at a significant disadvantage this week taking on a very talented Seahawks team on the road. The injuries only make matters worse.
0-13 here we come.