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Broncos vs. Jets: Who’s Dinged Up, Who Can Step Up?

The Jets host the Broncos in their second home game of the season Sunday at 1pm on CBS. After starting the season with a victory over the Lions, the Jets have lost 3 straight, falling to 1-3. The season is far from over, but it will be if the Jets don’t find a way to win a few games in the coming weeks. Lets take a look at who is out for Sunday’s game, and who could step up in their absence.

Losing Trumaine Jonson will force the Jets to test the depth at cornerback. Even though he has been beaten a few times, him and Morris Claiborne make up one of the stingiest duos in passer rating allowed when targeted.

Darryl Roberts will probably play outside when Buster Skrine moves from the boundary to the slot, but neither is at Johnson’s level so expect whichever one kicks outside will be targeted heavily. It could be a rough day for the Jets cornerbacks. If Darryl Roberts’ hamstring acts up, the Jets could get some run for Parry Nickerson and Derrick Jones.

Tight end Neal Sterling is still in concussion protocol, so Chris Herndon, and Jordan Leggett should be involved.  Both have played well as of late and should look forward to having a chance to get some more reps against a quality secondary.

Marcus Maye looks to be a full go once again, but if he’s limited for any reason, Doug Middleton would be asked to step up.

This Article Was Written By Harrison Glaser

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Harrison is a MASSIVE, lifelong, and die hard Jets fan. When he was 7, his father took him to his first live game and told him the Jets won because of him, and he believed him. Since then, he has followed all things Jets with a passion. He has never missed a game, and follows football and the Jets year round. Harrison is a Social Studies teacher on Long Island.