The NY Jets are getting healthier ahead of a must-win matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. No, Aaron Rodgers isn't back yet, and his return hopes are dwindling along with the Jets' postseason odds, but the Jets will see the return of a few players this week.
Left tackle Mekhi Becton is back after a one-game absence due to an ankle injury. Becton was carted off in Week 11 but fought hard to return quicker than expected. He's expected to start today at left tackle.
Becton isn't the only returning offensive lineman for the Jets. Wes Schweitzer was activated from the injured reserve on Saturday and is officially listed as questionable with a calf injury. He is expected to start at right guard after Xavier Newman was released.
Meanwhile, the Jets will also return special teams ace Justin Hardee, who is back on the active roster after a four-week absence with a hamstring injury. Hardee should help boost a Jets special teams unit that has been inconsistent in his absence.
All three running backs on the Jets' active roster were given a questionable designation going into this game, but Breece Hall (hamstring), Dalvin Cook (shoulder), and Israel Abanikanda (illness) are all expected to play.
The Jets did not elevate a running back from their practice squad, which should be confirmation that all three of Hall, Cook, and Abanikanda will be active today. Tight end Kenny Yeboah, who remains on the IR, was downgraded to out with a hamstring injury.
As for their opponents, the Atlanta Falcons, wide receiver Mack Hollins (ankle) and cornerback Mike Hughes (hand) are both listed as questionable. Hughes was a full participant in practice all week, while Hollins was limited each day.
Below is a complete list of both teams' inactives for today's Week 13 matchup.
*This article will be updated once official inactive lists are released*
NY Jets inactives for Week 13
- WR Randall Cobb
- OL Billy Turner
- OL Austin Deculus
- LB Zaire Barnes
- DE Carl Lawson
- CB Bryce Hall
- QB Zach Wilson (emergency QB)
Atlanta Falcons inactives for Week 13
- QB Logan Woodside (emergency QB)
- WR Mack Hollins
- CB Mike Hughes
- OL Jovaughn Gwyn
- DL Travis Bell
- TE John FitzPatrick
- DL Joe Gaziano