The New York Jets injury report for Sunday's game as been released (via Mike Mazzeo of ESPN). There are a few names on there that will impact the Jets' first game as they host the rival Buffalo Bills.
Players Who Are Out
- Eric Smith
- Dennis Landolt
Safety Eric Smith was greatly maligned in 2011 and now is a backup. However, he is the primary backup at safety, a position without a ton of depth. It is now crucial that nothing happens to either starting safety, Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry.
Players Who Are Questionable
- Mike DeVito
Whose injury will impact the Jets the most this Sunday?
- Dustin Keller
It is looking increasingly like Pouha—with a back injury—will at least not start. The start will probably go to second-year defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis. If Pouha does play, it will most likely be very limited.
Missing defensive end Mike DeVito as well would be rough, making it two missing starters from the defensive line. DeVito—with a calf injury—is more likely to play than Pouha, but we will not know for sure until game day.
Starting tight end Dustin Keller is important to the passing game and would be sorely missed. With only a minor hamstring injury, it would be a surprise if he missed the game.
In addition to the questionable players, there are several who are probable. However, they are all very likely to play and are not worth much concern.
Players Who Are Probable
Chaz Schilens, Santonio Holmes, Ellis Lankster, David Harris, Josh Bush, Nick Bellore, Joe McKnight, Stephen Hill, Brandon Moore, Bryan Thomas, LaRon Landry.