NY Jets vs. Broncos inactives: Two very surprising healthy scratches

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The NY Jets enter their Week 5 matchup against the Denver Broncos with revenge on their mind. This Jets team still remembers the out-of-pocket comments made by Broncos head coach Sean Payton this summer.

Jets offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has a score to settle with his former team. Breece Hall and Alijah Vera-Tucker are returning to the same stadium that ended their seasons a year ago. Needless to say, emotions will be running high.

Following last week's crushing loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jets are desperately in need of a win against a lackluster Broncos team. They can't afford to fall to 1-4 with a matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles on tap next week.

Zach Wilson will look to build off of what was likely the best performance of his NFL career a week ago. He'll be given every opportunity to do so as well against a Broncos defense that's on pace to be the worst in NFL history.

The Broncos rank dead last in the NFL in yards and points allowed this season with a worse DVOA than the 2008 Detroit Lions defense through four weeks. There's no excuse for the Jets not to look competent on offense.

The Jets will be without cornerbacks D.J. Reed (concussion) and Brandin Echols (hamstring) in this game. The team elevated Craig James from their practice squad to add much-needed secondary depth.

Below is a list of every inactive in this game for both the Jets and Broncos.

*This article will be updated after inactives are officially released*

NY Jets inactives for Week 5

  • RB Israel Abanikanda
  • WR Jason Brownlee
  • WR Mecole Hardman
  • DE Carl Lawson
  • CB D.J. Reed
  • CB Brandin Echols
  • LB Zaire Barnes

Denver Broncos inactives for Week 5

  • CB Fabian Moreau
  • RB Javonte Williams
  • S JL Skinner
  • OLB Thomas Incoom
  • C Alex Forsyth