The NY Jets released their final injury report on Friday ahead of the team's Week 13 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons this weekend, and all three running backs on the active roster are listed as questionable to play.
Breece Hall has been nursing a hamstring injury this week, Dalvin Cook popped up on the injury report on Friday with a shoulder injury, and Israel Abanikanda is recovering from an illness that forced him to miss Wednesday and Thursday's practices.
Now, the assumption is that all three will be able to play on Sunday, but it certainly isn't ideal that there's a chance none of them will be at 100 percent this weekend.
Hall was a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday but logged a full practice on Friday. Cook only appeared on the injury report on Friday, suggesting that the injury occurred this week. Abanikanda returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after missing the previous two days.
Will the NY Jets have Breece Hall and their other running backs on Sunday?
Again, despite their questionable designation, the expectation is that all three Jets running backs will suit up on Sunday. Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Friday that Cook "should be fine," and he didn't sound concerned about the availability of Hall or Abanikanda either.
The Jets did host a number of running backs in tryouts earlier in the week — it's certainly possible that was related to their injury/illness woes at the position. Still, the team did not end up making any additions.
The only other running back under contract with the Jets is undrafted rookie Xazavian Valladay, who is on the team's practice squad. There's also fullback Nick Bawden, although it's hard to imagine he's a serious candidate for running back snaps.
The fact that the Jets didn't make any additions is a clear indication that they expect all three to play this Sunday. If Valladay isn't elevated before the game, that would essentially be confirmation.
Given the Jets' persistent offensive struggles this season, they need all the help they can get on offense. Despite their injury designations, expect all three Jets running backs to be active in Week 13.