The Jets have a big showdown with the desperate AFC champion Bengals looming, and saw their primary receiver added to the injury report on Thursday.
Corey Davis was added to the practice report with a knee injury after not reporting the injury on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-3-inch, 209-pounder was in the locker room after practice, showing no outward signs of injury, and was looking good for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati. But head coach Robert Saleh won’t hold a press conference until Friday, so we may have to wait until then for clarity.
Still, injuries to Davis are a concern, both because of his history and importance.He missed eight games and suffered a season-ending core-muscle injury last December. He had 34 catches for 492 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Davis has a team-leading eight catches for 160 yards this season. Come-from-behind victory over Cleveland.
“He’s a great leader for us,” receivers coach Miles Austin said of Davis. He leads everyone by example.He always knows his details.”He’s a pleasure to work with and I’m in this room full of so many young guys.” is a really great veteran.And he has his own aspirations and goals he’s trying to set, and he’s on his way to getting there. It’s not a priority, we’re working on it one day at a time and we’ll see what happens when it’s all done.”
Left tackle George Fant (knee) and defensive end John Franklin Myers (toe/quad) both returned to practice. Fanto has been dealing with knee issues since late last season.
Tight end CJ Uzomaer missed Sunday’s win with a hamstring injury that limited practice for the second day in a row.
Safety Jordan Whitehead (calf), defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (foot), and quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) were all restricted.
Against the Bengals last season, running back Michael Carter not only rushed for 77 yards and one point, but also caught a team-high nine for 95 yards.
This season, the Jets are leading the NFL in running backs (20), 12th in first-down catches, and fourth in receiving yards (118). Carter is second with nine first-down catches.
“I just do my job. I smash it. They know something good happens when I have the ball,” Carter told The Post. “They trust me. I have to make the most of my chance.”