By Abraham Gutierrez
Despite coming off a bye week, the New York Jets will have no shortage of banged-up bodies when they host the tricky Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium in Week 6 of the 2015 NFL season. According to Friday’s (final) injury report, Gang Green has 17 hobbled players; but the good news is, no one is expected to sit out.
Some of the names on this list are no strangers to injury, in particular key players like (cornerback) Antonio Cromartie and (running back) Chris Ivory, whose names have been penciled in seemingly every week. Nevertheless, the unique characteristic each of these impact players has shown is the ability to not only suit up and play, but also have an impact on ballgames.
Unquestionably, that is the case of Cromartie and Ivory who are one of the main reasons the Jets are off to such a hot (3-1) start. But there’s no need to panic, Jets fans, as both players are listed as questionable for this game. It is worth noting, however, that Cromartie did not participate in practice due to a lingering groin injury while Ivory’s hobbled quadricep did not impede him at all in preparations for the Skins game.
With the good news out of the way, there were three players listed as “doubtful” this week, which makes them the highest risk to sit out for the home team in Week 6. It appears that New York’s secondary might be a little thin should guys like safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (Knee) and cornerback Marcus Williams (Hamstring) miss Sunday’s game after not participating in practice this week. The other player listed as doubtful, after missing practice all week, is wide receiver Chris Owusu. The fourth-year man out of Stanford has missed two games due to a lingering knee injury. Thus far this season, Owusu has proven to be productive when healthy, recording four receptions for 55 yards in the two games he’s been on the field.
As far as the Washington Redskins are concerned, Todd Bowles’ blitz-happy defense might have a field day, as three players on the offensive unit have already been ruled out of Week 6. The Skins NFL Week 6 injury report indicates the following three players will be in street clothes come Sunday afternoon in the Meadowlands: Center, Kory Lichtensteiger (Shoulder/Finger), tight end Jordan Reed (Concussion) and tackle Trent Williams (Neck).
Kickoff for this interconference matchup is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET and it will be broadcast on FOX. NFL Week 6 oddsmakers list the visiting Redskins as six-point underdogs against the hosting Jets, while the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 41 points.
New York Jets NFL Week 6 Injury Report & Game Statuses (Recap)
(CB) Darrin Walls (Hamstring) – Full Participation in Practice
(LB) Jamari Lattimore (Concussion) – Limited Participation in Practice
(S) Calvin Pryor (Knee) – Full Participation in Practice
(S) Dion Bailey (Elbow) – Full Participation in Practice
(DE) Leonard Williams (Ankle) – Full Participation in Practice
(WR) Eric Decker (Knee) – Full Participation in Practice
(LB) Quinton Coples (Elbow) – Full Participation in Practice
(DE) Muhammad Wilkerson (Ribs) – Full Participation in Practice
(RB) Chris Ivory (Quadricep) – Full Participation in Practice
(CB) Antonio Cromartie (Groin) – Did Not Participate In Practice
(TE) Jeff Cumberland (Concussion) – Limited Participation in Practice
(WR) Chris Owusu (Knee) – Did Not Participate In Practice
(S) Jaiquawn Jarrett (Knee) – Did Not Participate In Practice
(CB) Marcus Williams (Hamstring) – Did Not Participate In Practice
(G) Willie Colon (Knee) – Limited Participation in Practice
(RB) Bilal Powell (Groin) – Limited Participation in Practice
(LB) David Harris (Quadricep) – Limited Participation in Practice
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