Patriots-Jets: Injury Impact

Darrelle Revis

The Patriots Jets injury report update from Friday includes few surprises for either side. What it does include is some gamesmanship from Rex Ryan's New York squad.

The Patriots head to New York to face the Jets in Week Two, and the second test of the Jets in their new stadium. After a brutal contest and tough loss in their season opener in the New Meadowlands stadium, the Jets are looking to rebound against their division rival. The task might be easier had the Jets not lost one of their best defensive linemen for the year in Kris Jenkins. The Patriots escaped their season opener a 38-24 win against the Bengals in Foxborough -- with just some minor bumps and bruises.

The most notable injuries the Patriots are dealing with are those to skill position players at the wide receiver and running back spots.

Fred Taylor has a toe injury which hampered him at practice during the week. He participated fully in Friday's practice and is expected to play on Sunday. Taylor has a history of injuries he's dealt with over the past, including a leg injury which derailed most of his first season in New England last year. With Laurence Maroney now a member of the Denver Broncos (traded), that leaves Sammy Morris and BenJarvus Green-Ellis to shoulder the load for Taylor should he need to be spelled. The ever-reliable Kevin Faulk is also an option for the Patriots, one they've relied on in the past when top backs went down.

Wes Welker and Julian Edelman missed portions of practice this week. Edelman is fighting through a foot injury which he suffered in the preseason. He missed the season opener against the Bengals. He's showing marked improvement, but with Brandon Tate showing well last week against the Bengals, it's more likely Edelman sits out one more week. Welker's issue is non-football related, so he should be out there.

The other injuries are to players who haven't been available for some time, and have been replaced in the lineup. Sebastian Vollmer is in for Kaczur while Jonathan Wilhite and Devin McCourty are in for Wheatley.

As mentioned earlier, Losing Jenkins is a big deal for the Jets, though Rex Ryan felt his other players could step up in Jenkins' absence. "Obviously it's going to be a huge blow for us," Ryan said in his press conference. "I feel really bad for Kris, a guy that rehabbed that injury. That's just part of this business It's a big loss."

Ryan looks for the Jets other defensive linemen to step up in Jenkins' spot. Howard Green, Sione Pouha, Shaun Ellis and Matt Kroul will apply pressure to Brady.

The injury to Revis, a "tight hammy" as it's been labeled, seems more show than substance. When pressed on how Revis looked at practice, Ryan seemed upbeat. "I thought he looked pretty good," Ryan responded. "We never did a whole lot with him, but when he was out there he looked pretty good."

INJURY REPORT: Jets-Patriots

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Nick Kaczur        T   Back             Did Not Participate Out
Terrence Wheatley  CB  Foot             Did Not Participate Out
Julian Edelman     WR  Foot             Limited             Questionable
Tom Brady          QB  R.Shoulder       Full                Probable
Fred Taylor        RB  Toe              Full                Probable
Wes Welker         WR  Not Inj Related  Limited             Probable

NEW YORK JETS

Kris Jenkins       DT  Knee             Out (Will Not Play) --
Calvin Pace        LB  Foot             Out (Will Not Play) Out
Brodney Pool        S  Ankle            Limited             Questionable
Darrelle Revis     CB  Hamstring        Limited             Probable

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