The Bengals are in town for the game on Sunday, be sure to check out our full NY Jets game preview by Dylan Tereman. On the injury front, we know that Zach Wilson is out. He is expected to return next week, on the road, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Otherwise the Jets have a long list of players that are listed as questionable, but Robert Saleh expects them to play.
Here is Saleh’s injury update from Friday.
Zach (Wilson) is doing fine. He’ll be out. George (Fant) will be limited again today. Jordan (Whitehead) will be limited today, Jordan Whitehead. JFM (John Franklin-Myers) is full. C.J. Uzomah should be full. Quinnen Williams should be full, and then Corey will be full, he had something happen on Wednesday with his knee. Just wanted to give him an extra day with it being so wet outside, but he’s fine. He’s 100 percent.
For the Bengals all eyes are on right tackle La’el Collins. He didn’t practice this week but Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said after Friday’s practice he’s optimistic Collins can go Sunday.
Taylor wouldn’t call Collins day-to-day and was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. He’s not sure they’re looking at a season-long issue, but Collins, 29, has had problems with his back ever since he hurt it away from Paycor Stadium before training camp and he couldn’t start practicing until late last month.
If Collins can’t go, it’s either Hakeem Adeniji in his second NFL start at right tackle or D’Ante Smith in his first. They are still battling for the job of swing tackle with Adeniji active in the opener and Smith replacing him last week and playing six snaps as an extra tackle.
INJURY UPDATE: Linebacker Germaine Pratt (knee), who has only missed two games in his four seasons, didn’t practice Friday after going limited Thursday and is listed as doubtful. Starting tight end Hayden Hurst (groin) looked to have a setback Friday when he went limited after going full Thursday and was categorized as questionable. Wide receiver Tee Higgins (toe) surfaced on the injury report Friday, but he went full.