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The Jets will enter week 1 even lighter at DB than anticipated. Dee Milliner will not play as expected. Recent addition Leon McFadden will also sit.
Other inactives include: Bush, Dozier, Enemkpali, Ijalana, Powell
The absence of Josh Bush will make the secondary even lighter at the safety position.
Ikemefuna “IK” Enemkpali was a force to be reckoned with during the preseason, but will miss the first week of the regular season.
The Jets will also be a little thin with their offensive line depth, both guard Dakota Dozier, and tackle Ben Ijalana will sit.
Newly acquired WR Walter Powell won’t make his appearance week 1 either.
The Jets will dress TJ Barnes, giving them 6 defensive linemen, anticipating a heavy ground game from the Raiders. According to Idzik you shouldn’t’ refer to the Jets’ secondary as a “gaping hole” just yet, hopefully he’s right. Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls will get the call at corner, and have an opportunity to make a name for themselves.