NY Jets: Tevin Coleman ruled OUT for Week 3 with non-COVID illness

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The NY Jets released their final injury report for Week 3 on Friday and one surprise addition to the report was running back Tevin Coleman.

Coleman didn't show up on the injury report until Friday, and even then he was listed as a full participant. However, he has nonetheless been declared OUT for Sunday's game with a non-COVID-19-related illness.

Also on the injury report is wide receiver Jamison Crowder who is listed as doubtful with a groin injury. Crowder missed last week's game with the same ailment and didn't practice all week.

Don't expect him to play.

The final player with an injury designation is defensive end John Franklin-Myers who is listed as questionable with a calf injury. Franklin-Myers missed Wednesday's practice but was a limited participant on Thursday and returned as a full participant on Friday.

He is expected to play, as well as the likes of quarterback Zach Wilson and linebacker Jamien Sherwood who were full participants in practice and are not on the final injury report.

The NY Jets will be without Tevin Coleman on Sunday

With Coleman sidelined, the Jets will lean heavily on the duo of Michael Carter and Ty Johnson who split the majority of reps last week.

Although Week 1 was more of a two-man show featuring Johnson and Coleman with Carter just sprinkled in, the rookie took on a larger role in Week 2 leading the team 59 yards on 11 carries while Coleman's playing time decreased.

The Jets also have La'Mical Perine and Josh Adams who can fill in at running back. Both players have been inactive in each of the team's first two games, although that's set to change this week.

Most would probably assume that Perine will receive the first shot, but don't rule out Adams getting the call instead as the former Notre Dame standout offers more value on special teams.

Perine played just 24 special-teams snaps as a rookie and would likely only provide value on offense. That could give Adams the edge.

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It's not a huge loss, but Coleman's absence does mean the Jets will be a little shorthanded at running back.