Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cotchery misses Saturday practice, Injury woes mount for Jets

Here's your week 5 injury report for the Jets.

WR Jerricho Cotchery - questionable, hamstring
Missed practice Friday and Saturday. Status unclear for Monday. Missing Cotchery would force Braylon Edwards into a large role right away, as well as thrusting Brad Smith and even David Clowney into the spotlight. Clowney will get some time on Monday night regardless, and this could be one of the bigger chances he'll get at showing he isn't just a preseason wonder. Hamstring injuries are tough to figure out, but the fact that he didn't practice yesterday is not a good sign in the least.

CB Lito Sheppard - doubtful, quadriceps
Sheppard is unlikely to play on Monday. Miami's wide receivers aren't a strength, so it's not the worst thing in the world if he sits.

CB Donald Strickland - out, ankle
Strickland has been ruled out for Monday's game. He's still recovering from a nagging ankle injury, and it might take him slightly longer than Sheppard to return. Dwight Lowery and Drew Coleman will continue to get more playing time. Both have performed admirably.

T Damien Woody - questionable, foot
Woody didn't practice Thursday or Saturday, but he was out there on Friday. If he misses the game Monday, Wayne Hunter would replace him. The Dolphins have been strong against the run so far this season, so missing Woody could have a big effect on the running game.

S Kerry Rhodes, questionable, knee
Rhodes has been limited in practice for three straight days, but he should be ready to go on Monday. It would be a big surprise if he were out.

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